We provide training on the PHP language, associated frameworks used with PHP and other complementary languages like HTML/XHTML and CSS 1 and CSS 2.
In web coding, often HTML code is sprinkled with PHP code inside it. For instance, when looking up and outputting the current date and time, this might be shown using HTML to display ‘The current time is: ‘. Then, looking up the local time using some PHP code. The two in combination produce the desired result. This is the reason that both are taught. CSS code is used primarily to style HTML content and is useful to include as well.
Our comprehensive PHP course covers in-depth topic like variable setting, server-side and client-side coding concepts, setting up a web server for home development, looping through a series of instructions, using variables and arrays and manipulating them, working with functions, creating a secure website or application, object-oriented programming, and much more.
Let’s now break down our PHP training in Chandigarh modules to give you a better idea what you’ll study as our student:
HTML and the more modern XTML language is sent by a web server across the internet to a web browser when visiting a web page. The browser then interprets the HTML code and displays the page for the website visitor. Learn the basics and more to master hand-coding websites or editing them.
- CSS 1 & CSS 2
Cascading style sheets (CSS) is being widely used in its 2nd version with a third version gaining acceptance now too. While the information on the web page is provided in HTML/XHTML, CSS is used to style the page. Therefore, a header is given its font family, font size and font style (bold, italics). Master web page presentation in this course.
- Intro to PHP language
Learn what PHP language is and why it’s a server-side language specifically. Understand how a web server and web browser work with PHP code. Learn how different development environments are installed on Windows, Mac or Linux. Also, appreciate configuration options to change appropriate settings too. Start your engines!
- PHP 101
PHP 101 is our basic nuts and bolts intro to PHP language. We cover the main programming concepts with a broad brush to introduce the key ideas and topics taught during the remainder of our comprehensive course. Write your first PHP code and see how it works.
- If, Then & Nested Statements
IF THEN statements are used to check if a certain state is true like a variable has a certain value or it does not. If it does, the ‘THEN’ follow up is used to act on that result. For instance, an IF THEN statement can be used to verify if a cookie text file has been previously set suggesting that the website visitor is not new. After which, the cookie can be read to see what values have been set, lookup their details and greet them by name.
A nested IF THEN statement has more than one. IF one state is found to be true, then a second IF statement is used. Nested statements make it possible to check values or states and run different code depending on the results discovered.
- Using Loops
Looping through an iteration is a useful part of most coding languages. For instance, it’s possible to look through a series of variables that store information. If there are twenty of them, then a loop can run from 1 to 20 to extract the information and output it to the web page. Loops make it faster to code things that run in a series.
- Variable Arrays
Variables store basic information. Each variable has a different name to identify it. Variable arrays are a little different. They allow the use of a single array name and then specifying how many items there are within the array. This allows looping through 20 records within the array because the array has the same name for its records. Arrays are also useful when extracting information in a series from a relational database like MySQL.
- All About Strings
String variables store characters, numbers and symbols; not only numbers. Variables can only store what they are set up to record. Therefore, you cannot take an integer variable that only stores numbers and set a value of ‘Hello’ because it will create an error. String variables are used to store many different values and working with strings is taught in this module.
- What’s in a Function?
Functions are set blocks of code that can be used again and again. Values can be sent to a function and they can output a value too. Functions make it possible to create regularly used code blocks to perform certain functions like presenting the date and time in a certain style and then reuse it on multiple pages or web sites saving time.
- File Management
Accessing files, editing them and resaving them is a useful tool within PHP. Files can be created as new or deleted when they’re no longer needed. File (and folder) management is covered in this module.
- Anyone Got the Time?
Working with the date and time is helpful to supply the current time to page visitors, calculate the time difference between today and when the page was update, or to save a record in a database with a relevant date and time.
- Object-Oriented Programming
Object-oriented programming (OOP) is about working with objects. OOP involves using objects already shown on the screen or available in the session that can be actively manipulated. Anyone who has coded with Java before will find many of the concepts familiar.
- Email Using PHP
Sending email out can be done using PHP. For instance, when an order is placed, an email could be sent to the website owner to inform them. Different emails can be sent depending on which department is involved when selling different services.
- Cookies, Sessions & More
When a user visits a website, it creates a new session. Sessions help a website understand how many users are on the site, how long they’ve been present and track their usage to a degree.
Cookie text files are often created to help identify each user as unique – usually a unique identifier is used that doesn’t give away their identification – and assist in tracking each user individually. This helps to welcome a new visitor, for instance, but not doing so on every page as if they just arrived again and again.
Despite the EU’s new GDPR policy, cookies are not inherently bad and help web sites to function better. They usually do not hold personally identifiable information either, though a database might.
- Form Management
When a form is presented on a page using HTML and CSS, it is a static page. It’s dumb and when you hit the SUBMIT button, nothing happens. It requires PHP to receive the information provided in the form, check it for validity, and take action based on the form. For instance, it could be a contact form and that triggers sending a message to the webmaster or it’s an order form which triggers anappropriate response.
- Making a Regular Expression
Regular Expressions are a powerful way to parse information to extract just what is needed and leave the rest. It is a form of pattern matching that is highly sophisticated and used heavily to filter through databases of information to locate what is needed.
- Working with Images
Images are used in PHP including creating them, adding text to an image or altering the image. Whilst there are other ways to work with images other than PHP, the idea is to make changes to an image on the server-side without the need for manual intervention. Adding a brand hologram to an uploaded image is one such use of this technology.
- API, URL, GD & XML
APIs let programmers access another web site and their databases, with permission. XML is useful for standardizing information sharing. Both website URLs and GD are also covered in this module. This one is more advanced and useful for serious programmers.
- Working with Networks
Dealing with network connections to databases and other physical networks is covered in this module. It’s not always possible to connect to a database, or access computer resources within a data hub, so this module covers how that happens and what to do when running into problems.
- Fancy AJAX
AJAX is a form of JS that responds directly on the page. For instance, with a web form, instead of submitting an incomplete contact form and processing the missing information through a PHP page, AJAX can scan the details and refuse the form submission with a prompt about what information is missing. AJAX makes sites more useful and reduces the use of server-side resources.
- All About jQuery
- FTP & WHM
File transfer protocol (and SFTP and SSH for secure access) are ways to log into a web server over the internet. Files can then be copied back and forth, or deleted, as needed. We also cover the Web Hosting Manager (WHM) because our students find they use to manage web host files too.
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