The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. PHP is basically used for developing web-based software applications. This course helps you to build your base with PHP.
Why Learn PHP?
PHP started out as a small open source project that evolved as more and more people found out how useful it was. Rasmus Lerdorf unleashed the first version of PHP way back in 1994.
PHP is a MUST for students and working professionals to become a great Software Engineer especially when they are working in Web Development Domain. I will list down some of the key advantages of learning PHP:
- PHP is a recursive acronym for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”.
- PHP is a server-side scripting language that is embedded in HTML. It is used to manage dynamic content, databases, session tracking, even build entire e-commerce sites.
- It is integrated with a number of popular databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server.
- PHP is pleasingly zippy in its execution, especially when compiled as an Apache module on the Unix side. The MySQL server, once started, executes even very complex queries with huge result sets in record-setting time.
- PHP supports a large number of major protocols such as POP3, IMAP, and LDAP. PHP4 added support for Java and distributed object architectures (COM and CORBA), making n-tier development a possibility for the first time.
- PHP is forgiving: PHP language tries to be as forgiving as possible.
- PHP Syntax is C-Like.
Obtaining, Installing and Configuring PHP
Model, Overview of PHP Capabilities
CGI vs. Shared Object Model
PHP HTML Embedding Tags and Syntax
Simple PHP Script Example
PHP and HTTP Environment Variables
PHP Language Core
Variables, Constants and Data Types.
Decision Making , Flow Control and Loops
Working with Arrays
Working with Strings and functions