Welcome to PHP, PDO and MySQL for Beginners!
Last update: 31st July 2021
This course is intended for those who wish to develop their understanding and skills in PHP and MySQL in order to develop data driven websites.
Every line of code is explained as I teach. The lessons are kept short and to the point.
STUDENT REVIEW: "Patrick is an excellent, thorough and easy to understand teacher. I bought this course as soon as it was available because I was so impressed with his first course. Thank you Patrick!" 5 STARS
STUDENT REVIEW: "I learned a lot in this "close to real live" education. It was very helpful to get into connection with some important things close to PHP. By taking a look at bootstrap, emmet, SQL and little bit of CSS and other things was very helpful to get an overview of the most important tools and languages around PHP. I really love to listen to and learn from Patrick. He is giving very good and easy to understand comprehensive explanations, he is setting tasks that are a challenge but feasible and he is showing the solutions. By listening to all that and writing the code myself in the tasks I really learned a lot. Great Stuff !" 5 STARS
STUDENT REVIEW: "An amazing course. Very good for beginners." 5 STARS
The unique difference about my courses is that you are given exercises to complete after each section. This enables you to try what you have learnt with my full support. Students who have taken this course appreciate the level of clear explanation and strengthening of their skills.
The course has been developed following years of teaching students in a real classroom environment and watching and analysing their reactions to new concepts. Therefore, each lesson has been designed to quickly help you understand the processes involved in connecting to and actively using databases within websites.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
create a database using phpMyAdmin
use a SQL dump to create a MySQL database table and populate it
use a CSV file to populate a MySQL database table
change database user permissions using phpMyAdmin
connect to a MySQL database using a PDO connection
understand the acronym CRUD
create, read, update and delete records using phpMyAdmin
create, read, update and delete records using PHP
create an input form using HTML
create, read, update and delete records by using a HTML form and PHP
use Bootstrap to style the input form
use Font Awesome to add some icons for edit and delete actions
present database table records in a table and style it using Bootstrap
THE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully
You are free to use ANY development environment including the one that you are already using (if any). In this course, I show you how to download and install Visual Studio Code and MAMP (both of which are FREE and available for Mac and Windows).
If you are unsure about which code editor option is best for you then I encourage you to contact me and I will be happy to discuss the options with you.
You can also follow this course using your own preferred code editor.
Once again, using Visual Studio Code with MAMP is OPTIONAL. You can use ANY suitable development environment of your choosing.
MY PROMISES TO YOU
As a registered teacher (yes, I teach in a real classroom every day), I strongly believe it is my job to ensure you feel totally supported when taking my classes. I therefore promise the following:
to respect you as a student and individual with your own learning needs
to be courteous and polite in our interactions
to answer your questions about the course content promptly
to fix any issues you may encounter with the lessons
to respond promptly to feedback
I really do look forward to welcoming you to this course. I am confident you will enjoy the approach of learning what each line of code actually means.
Join the course today.
ZOOM or Webex Meeting: I am more than happy to arrange a time where I can help you set up Visual Studio Code and MAMP if you feel you need the additional support. Having the 1-1 support is useful in getting you up and running quickly if you are new to coding. Just send me a private message.
Due to the huge number of possible platforms and editors I cannot offer support for third party development environments. However, I will happily support you if using CodeAnywhere as it is the editor I use throughout this course.