GL468 - PHP Fundamentals

This course teaches the fundamentals of the PHP programming language. Industry best practices such as how to create maintainable, secure, efficient code is taught through the 130+ included code examples. At least half the course time is spent in the nearly 50 lab exercises. Lab time is carefully balanced between the skills of: reading code, modifying existing code, creating new code, and debugging code.

Current Version: A01

Prerequisites:

General computing knowledge is required. No programing experience needed.

Supported Distributions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Course Outline:
  1. Introduction
    1. Course Objectives
    2. Advantages and Disadvantages
    3. Popular PHP Use Cases
    4. Running PHP Scripts
    5. Running PHP Scripts (cont.)
    6. Basic Syntax
    7. Combining Files
    8. Finding Mistakes
    Lab Tasks
    1. Preparation For Later Labs
    2. Hello, world
    3. Command Line Debugging
    4. Web Page Debugging
    5. Challenge Items
  2. Variables & Functions
    1. Reading Code
    2. Learning To Read Code
    3. echo & print
    4. Variables
    5. Constants
    6. Functions
    7. Built-in Functions & Extensions
    Lab Tasks
    1. Groceries: Part One
    2. Groceries: Part Two
    3. Exploring GD
    4. Dancing Squares: Part One
    5. Dancing Squares: Part Two
    6. Drawing Shapes
  3. Numbers & Strings
    1. Basic Type Conversion
    2. Integers & Floats
    3. Math Operators
    4. Assignment Operators
    5. String Literals
    6. Variable Substitution & Common Escapes
    7. String Concatenation
    8. printf() and sprintf()
    Lab Tasks
    1. Numbers & Strings
    2. Challenge Items
    3. Math Operators
    4. printf() and sprintf()
    5. Calculating Tax
    6. Collecting Price Quotes
  4. Booleans & Branching
    1. NULL
    2. Booleans
    3. Comparison Operators
    4. Logical Operators
    5. If Statements
    6. Switch Statements
    Lab Tasks
    1. Type Fun
    2. Boolean Fun
    3. Comparison Fun
    4. Float Fun
    5. How To Recognize Comedy
    6. CLI Calculator
    7. Shipping Advisor
  5. HTML & Templates
    1. Separation of Concerns
    2. HTML Fundamentals
    3. Common Block Elements
    4. Common Inline Elements
    5. CSS Fundamentals
    6. JavaScript Fundamentals
    7. Web Accessibility
    8. Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
    9. Templates Systems
    Lab Tasks
    1. HTML Demo
    2. CSS Demo
    3. JavaScript Demo
    4. Story Time
    5. Web-based Price Quotes
    6. Attack of the Price Quotes
  6. Arrays & Scope
    1. Arrays As Lists
    2. Arrays As Maps
    3. Arrays As Ordered Maps
    4. JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
    5. Working With JSON
    6. Variable Scope
    7. Replacing Branching With Arrays
    Lab Tasks
    1. Array Fun
    2. Story Time: Part II
    3. Stock Watcher
    4. Rock Paper Scissors
    5. Exploring Scope
    6. Sandwich Shop
  7. Looping, Objects, & Exceptions
    1. While & Do Loops
    2. Foreach Loops
    3. For Loops
    4. Loop Gotchas
    5. break, continue, & goto
    6. Working With Objects
    7. Working With Exceptions
    Lab Tasks
    1. Number Game
    2. Tic Tac Toe
    3. Form Creator
  8. Forms & Cookies
    1. HTTP Fundamentals
    2. Request Methods
    3. Status Codes
    4. Representational State Transfer (REST)
    5. Cookies
    6. Accessing Request Data
    7. Setting Cookies
    8. Sending Redirects
    9. Form Fundamentals
    10. Input Element Types
    11. Other Form Elements
    12. Input Validation
    13. Bots and CAPTCHAs
    14. Forms and Redirects
    15. Cookies, Forms, and Arrays
    Lab Tasks
    1. Form Demo
    2. Subverting Forms
    3. Cookie Basics
    4. Subverting Cookies
    5. Protecting Cookies
    6. Contact
    7. Number Game
  9. Databases & Sessions
    1. Databases
    2. Popular SQL Databases
    3. Tables & Schemas
    4. SELECT Statements
    5. INSERT Statements
    6. UPDATE Statements
    7. DELETE Statements
    8. JOIN Clauses
    9. PHP & Databases
    10. SQL Injection
    11. Parameterized Statements
    12. PDO and Error Handling
    13. Storing Sensitive Data
    14. Sessions
    Lab Tasks
    1. Gatekeeper
  10. Next Steps
    1. Practice, Practice, Practice
    2. Related Topics
    3. Frameworks
    4. Choosing a Framework
    5. Popular Frameworks
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