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A backend scripting language to create web applications

Table of Contents
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Duration: 11 hrs 22 mins
  • Units: 6
  • Chapters: 35
  • Quizzes: 11
  • Exercises: 24
  • Projects: -
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Category: Programming

Presumed knowledge

  1. HTML

    Routinely in this course, we'll construct HTML markup to create various kinds of applications. Prior knowledge of HTML is thus a clear-cut requirement.

  2. CSS

    Although CSS isn't directly associated with PHP, we'll also routinely use it to style our HTML markup.

  3. JavaScript

    Although JavaScript isn't directly associated with PHP, we'll use it sometimes to interface with the server side asynchronously.

Course overview

PHP, which stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is a powerful scripting language conceived of helping developers easily create the backend of a web application.

It is a server-side language that powers over 75% of websites out there whose backend programming language is known, according to this report on W3Techs.

PHP is a high-level interpreted language that is much like the C programming language in terms of syntax and semantics. A person familiar with C, or any C-style language will have no problem in understanding PHP. However, even without any prior knowledge of programming, PHP is a very good choice as the very first programming language for any beginnger, although a knowledge of HTML and JavaScript really helps in the longer run.

PHP has a large scope for jobs. There are many frameworks built around PHP to ease web development such as Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter. This is evident of the fact that knowing PHP improves your portfolio and increases your chances of landing at a good job. Some big names out there use PHP to power their web applications. To name a few, we have Facebook, Wordpress, MediaWiki and Drupal.

The best part about PHP is that it is extremely simple to learn, yet extremely powerful and robust. We can do anything in PHP that we can do in any other sophisticated language. You name it — file handling, image processing, PDF processing, multithreading — everything can be done in PHP.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • How to install and set up PHP on your computer, code PHP programs in VS Code, and execute them using the PHP interpreter.
  • How to create simple CLI programs by reading from and writing to standard input and standard output, respectively.
  • How to work with common data types in PHP, including integers, floats, strings, Booleans, arrays and functions.
  • How to develop programs following the procedural paradigm.
  • How to reason about programming problems and construct efficient solutions for them.
  • How to work with some advanced features of PHP, such as references, closures, string formatting, and how to use them in solving real-world problems.

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