Build Clean and Secure PHP Web Apps from Scratch
What you'll learn
- PHP Fundamentals
- Creating MySQL Databases
- Web Development Techniques
- Object-oriented PHP
- Creating PHP Classes and Objects
- CRUD Operations
- State Management Using Sessions
- Code Refactoring
- Protect and Secure PHP Applications
- HTML and CSS
- Basic knowledge of Web development and HTML/CSS
- Basic knowledge of programming with PHP, object-oriented programming, and relational databases
- A modern computer with internet access
As a Web developer, you're expected to know how to create a clean and functional Web site from scratch. This course is designed for beginner developers who already know their HTML and CSS and would like to get their hands dirty with creating nice and clean custom Web apps from scratch. I will walk you through the entire process of building a PHP Guestbook application using the LAMP stack. Everything will be built from scratch -- NO bootstrap, NO templates, NO third-party code. You create everything, and you own everything.
This course is divided into three major phases:
Phase 1: You will build the complete Web app from scratch using only procedural programming in PHP, custom CSS & HTML, and a MySQL database.
Phase 2: You will tweak the app and integrate state management to restrict unregistered users from accessing protected content and functionality on the site.
Phase 3: You will refactor and convert the same app code using object-oriented programming in PHP.
The app that you build will use a MySQL database for data store and allow users to perform basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations on the site. Users will be able to view and sign the Guestbook, make edits, and delete content.
By the end of the course, you will feel proud and confident to start building a complete PHP Web application from the ground up on your own using your own custom code and various programming techniques.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner developers who are curious about PHP and the LAMP Stack
- Developers who want to build clean Web apps from scratch
Christian is an SDE, full-stack Web instructor, author, and indie filmmaker. He has over 25 years of experience in Web development, and he has taught computer programming and Web development courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In industry, he has built many Web sites and applications using various Web technologies.
Christian is an IT-Web Instructor at Gateway Technical College (School of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Information Systems) and an Adjunct Professor at Boston University Metroplitan College (MET CIS masters program) and at the University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education (UCI-DCE). In addition to his work as an educator and industry expert, he has authored courses for several e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning, Packt, Udemy, E-C Council, and MC Press.
Christian, together with his wife, co-founded a production company to produce movies and mobile apps. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, exploring new Web technologies, and contributing to Stack Overflow.
Christian holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (Web Application Development) from Boston University. He's currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Capitol Technology University.