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 (by enrolling in the PHP 8-Week Bootccamp or some of the BBT courses). Intermediate knowledge (or better) of HTML required to enroll.
Data-driven websites and dynamic content are easily developed with a firm knowledge of PHP. Thanks to its open source development, PHP is a secure, widely accepted programming language that will allow you to create dynamically generated websites and to smoothly interact with databases. Whether you have server-side or client-side needs, you'll find everything you needed to know in this eight week bootcamp, beginning to end.
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 & running. You'll also work with variables and loops, comparing strings and conditional expressions.
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.