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PHP Programming & MariaDB for Web Development

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

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 MariaDB Database with Error Checking
  • Use PHP to Interact with a MariaDB Database
  • Utilise PHP with the HTML Environment
  • Work with Email and Cookies
  • Consider Security Implications when using PHP and MariaDB

Who will the Course Benefit?

UNIX and Windows Users, Web Developers and Programmers wishing to create web based systems utilising PHP and MariaDB.

Learning Objectives

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

Pre-Requisites

Familiarisation with programming concepts is useful, this knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the Concepts of Programming course.

Pre-requisite Course:

Introduction to MariaDB

Course Content

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

Day 2

Session 4: CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Statement Blocks
  • If Construct
  • Else Keyword
  • Elseif 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

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

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 MariaDB/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

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

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