PHP is a powerful language that allows you to process large amounts of data and even generate graphics and charts. This six-hour class is a great way to get hands-on with the language and see if you'd like to go all the way.
This is an introductory class, no previous experience required!
As with any server-side technology, proper installation and knowing the pitfalls and potential timewasters will help you get past the details and on to the fun part--writing code. The first part of this six-hour class will be spent installing PHP and making sure it is properly configured. We will also cover the initial settings and how to connect to the engine once it is up and running. You'll also work with variables and loops, comparing strings and conditional expressions.
Before enrolling in this class, students should have a general understanding of working with PHP.
Arrays are the key to executing application modules such as shopping carts, and other components where you have to cull a group of data and process it together (by looping over it for some kind of behind-the-scenes process, or writing it to a page). This six hour course will address two real-world projects where arrays, variables, cookies and forms will be used together. You'll learn where arrays should be used instead of (or in addition to) plain old variables, explore multidimensional arrays and how to extract, append and remove values from a predefined array.
Before enrolling in this class, students are expected to have gone beyond general PHP coding and are proficient with terms, jargon, and operating actions.