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PHP Programming and MySQL for Web Development

The PHP Programming & MySQL for Web Development course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop/maintain PHP scripts utilizing the MYSQL database system and HTML.

Who will the Course Benefit?
UNIX and Windows Users, Web Developers and Programmers wishing to create web based systems utilising PHP and MySQL.

Course Objectives
On completion of the PHP Programming & MySQL for Web Development course the delegate will have a good practical knowledge of how to write successful HTML/PHP code utilising a MySQL database.

Learning Objectives

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Declare variables and initialise them
  • Construct expressions with arithmetic, logical and relational operators
  • Use iterative type statements
  • Use conditional statements
  • Read/write text and binary files
  • Manipulate text using regular expression
  • Use and code functions
  • Use built-in library functions
  • Use arrays and hashes
  • Create and use external PHP Code
  • PHP Configuration
  • Basic SQL Syntax
  • Connect to a MySQL Database with Error Checking
  • Use PHP to Interact with a MySQL Database
  • Utilise PHP with the HTML Environment
  • Work with Email and Cookies
  • Consider Security Implications when using PHP and MySQL

Pre-Requisites

Requirements
Familiarisation with programming concepts is useful, this knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the Introduction to Programming course.


Pre-Requisite Courses
Introduction to MySQL


Follow-On Courses

  • Apache Web Server
  • Perl Programming
  • Python Programming 1
  • Ruby Programming
  • Ruby on Rails

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1


Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: HISTORY OF PHP

  • Installing PHP
  • General Requirements
  • UNIX based Systems
  • Windows based Systems
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)


Session 2: PHP LANGUAGE BASICS

  • Programming Basics
  • Comment markers
  • PHP Tags
  • Output Commands
  • Using STDIN STDOUT and STDERR
  • Using Files
  • Include_path
  • Opening files
  • Reading files
  • Writing to Files
  • RTRIM


Session 3: PHP VARIABLES

  • Naming Rules
  • Data Types
  • Numerical
  • Integer
  • Floating Point Numbers
  • Floating Point Precision
  • Single Quoted Strings
  • Double Quoted Strings
  • Creating and Assigning Variables
  • Assigning Values to Variables
  • Type Conversion
  • Variable Scoping
  • Global Keyword
  • Static Keyword
  • Super Globals
  • Constants
  • Variable Variables
  • Operators
  • Assignment Operators
  • Increment/Decrement Operators
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • String Operators
  • Comparison Operators
  • Logical Operators


Course Contents - DAY 2


Session 4: CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Statement Blocks
  • If Construct
  • Else Keyword
  • Else if Keyword
  • Looping Constructs
  • While Loop
  • Do-while Loop
  • For Loop
  • Foreach Loop
  • Loop Control Words
  • Break
  • Continue


Session 5: REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

  • Meta-Characters
  • Backslash
  • Unicode Character Properties
  • Circumflex and Dollar
  • Full Stop
  • Square Brackets
  • Vertical Bar
  • Multipliers
  • Subpatterns
  • Repetition
  • Pattern Matching with ereg and eregi
  • Pattern Matching with preg_match
  • Splitting Text
  • Switch


Session 6: PHP ARRAYS

  • Syntax
  • Creating/Modifying with Square-Bracket Syntax
  • Array Functions
  • Pitfalls when using Arrays
  • Using a Return value as a Key
  • Converting to Array
  • Sorting an Array
  • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Example
  • Creating a new Multi-Dimensional Array


Course Contents - DAY 3


Session 7: PHP FUNCTIONS

  • Conditionally Created Functions
  • Functions Created Inside Functions
  • Argument Passing by Value
  • Argument Passing by Reference
  • Returning Values
  • Including External PHP Functions

Session 8: PHP OBJECT ORIENTED

  • Classes and Inheritance
  • Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Keywords


Session 9: PHP & PEAR

  • What is PEAR?
  • Command Line Package Installer
  • Fully-Automatic Installation
  • Semi-Automatic Installation
  • What is PECL


Session 10: PHP & HTML

  • HTML/PHP Examples


Course Contents - DAY 4


Session 11: PHP CONFIGURATION

  • Working with External Files
  • Error Reporting
  • Interacting with External Programs


Session 12: BASIC SQL STATEMENTS

  • Creating Databases and Tables
  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Viewing Tables
  • UPDATE
  • Drop


Session 13: CONNECTING TO MySQL

  • mysqli_connect
  • mysqli_error
  • Die


Session 14: USING PHP TO PERFORM DATABASE FUNCTIONS

  • Inserting Data into a Database
  • Creating Queries
  • Executing Queries
  • Processing the Returned Query Data
  • Updating the Database


Course Contents - DAY 5


Session 15: GENERATING HTML USING PHP

  • PHP Inside HTML
  • HTML Form with Embedded PHP
  • Multiple HTML Pages/Forms with PHP


Session 16: EMAIL AND COOKIES USING PHP

  • Generating Email using PHP
  • Generating Cookies using PHP
  • Using Cookies


Session 17: PHP AND DATABASE SECURITY

  • Designing Databases
  • Connecting to Database
  • Encrypted Storage Model
  • SQL Injection
  • Security Techniques
  • Error Reporting
  • User Submitted Data

Notes:

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions

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