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PHP is the stepping stone to your first professional development gigs
PHP is the most popular back end language on the web.
Companies like Facebook and Tumblr use PHP as their primary back end coding language. It's in universal demands, and, as a new developer you're expected to know you're way around the front end and the back end. That's where PHP comes in.
FACT: With PHP knowledge you'll be able to complete more advanced projects and be more employable.
People ask all the time: What's the best past to becoming a professional developer?
With PHP, developers:
You'll write your first lines of PHP and display the result in the browser in this segment.
You'll learn how to set up your web browser for PHP development. Mark will even show you where to download a free server to use.
Learn the basics of Echo() and Print() to output text to the web browser.
You'll learn to use the echo and print statements with numbers and expressions.
Echo and Print with embedded HTML code to format content in the browser window.
Constants are containers for values that don't change over the course of program execution.
Learn how to declare and initialize variables in PHP. Unlike constants, the values of variables can change over the course of program execution.
Understand the types of values that can be held in PHP variables.
Learn how to use basic arithmetic operators like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
You'll compare values with comparison operators-- Equal to, Greater Than, Less Than, etc.
AND and OR are the logical operators in PHP. You'll learn how to use them in this section.
The if statement is the fundamental conditional syntax in PHP. You'll learn how to use them in this segment.
If... Else conditional deal with "either/or" logic within a program.
Else... If combinations deal with conditionals where there are many possible outcomes.
Switch statements are another structure that work with conditionals with many possible outcomes.
While loops are the simplest form of loop. Learn how to structure While loops in this segment.
Do... while Loops are like a while loop turned upside-down. See how they're useful in this segment of the course.
For loops allow you to combine all loop components in to a single statement.
Learn how to create a simple Array in PHP.
Loop through an array with a for..each statement. This is the most convenient way to expose all the members of an array.
A more powerful form of an array. Associative arrays store key/value pairs instead of single list items within the array object.
Multidimensional arrays are, in reality, "arrays of arrays". They can be stored to store multidimensional data such as a checker board or grid.
Superglobal arrays have several uses in PHP. Learn about them in this section of the course.
Learn to use some common string manipulation functions.
Learn to use more common string manipulation functions.
Create an array from a string and a string from an array using these PHP string manipulation functions.
Often data needs to be encrypted as a program executes. You'll learn how in this section.
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Mark lives in Connecticut and speaks worldwide on software development, entrepreneurship and online learning. He has spoken at TechWeek NY, TechWeek LA, and SXSW, among other large conferences. In his spare time he he enjoys aviation, mentoring new business owners and spending time with life-long friends and family.