The PHP & MySQL Server-Side Web Programming Course is designed for learners with a working knowledge of HTML & CSS and this highly-practical programming course will revolutionise the complexity of web pages that you can develop by adding back-end database functionality to your designs. The course uses “Learn-by-Example” methodology, with more than 300 coding examples provided, along with detailed explanations of the code.
The range of interesting PHP topics includes the specification of local and global variables, expressions, if…then…else statements, while, for, and do loops, functions, classes, objects, and arrays, built-in functions, including date and time functions, and file handling operations.
We investigate how to validate form data input by a user, how to elegantly handle errors, and a range of debugging tips, before we move on to examine database-driven websites and look at the basics of the Structured Query Language. We finish with an in-depth look at MySQL and gain plenty of hands-on experience, with a wide range of exercises and assignments.
We start the course by investigating the basics of the PHP language and move on to the more advanced aspects of the PHP language, together with a whole host of tips and tricks that are sure to improve your programming abilities. After exploring PHP, we investigate how PHP can interact with an SQL database, before moving on to reviewing the major features of the MySQL Relational Database Management System.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive the Distance Learning Centre Webmaster Diploma with feedback and analysis of your completed work, as well as an Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate.