In this course, I'll walk you through the basics of the language, ranging from basic statements to conditionals. We'll be creating a simple "Unit Converter" as well as a "Daily Exercise Program". We'll then finish up by combining those programs with HTML to create a personal webpage to demonstrate your skills. What you'll learn
- PHP on the Web
Getting to Know PHP PHP is one of the most widely used technologies on the internet today, supporting many large projects such as WordPress, Drupal, Wikipedia, and Facebook. A conservative estimate is that 25% of the web is built on PHP. The driving force behind PHP has always been; to solve problems, and make it faster and easier to build websites. Because of this drive, PHP is a great choice for creating simple yet powerful websites and applications. Unit Converter PHP has 2 types of number variables: integers, for whole numbers such as 1 through 9, and floats, for fractions such as the cost of 1.99. In this course we'll be creating a simple unit converter which will use these number variables, along with arithmetic operators, to calculate weight and distance conversions. Daily Exercise Program In this section, we'll continue to expand upon the skills you've learned, as we explore more data types and the logic needed to create a "Daily Exercise Program". We'll store each exercise in a STRING variable, then we'll use conditionals to control which exercise is displayed. PHP on the Web In this section, we'll use PHP in combination with HTML to create your first PHP webpage. You'll learn how PHP can reduce busy work and maintenance, allowing us to work faster and be more productive. Finally, we'll combine the previous scripts to create a personal webpage to demonstrate your skills.
Alena Holligan After starting out in fine art and moving into graphic design, Alena found her passion for programming over 15 years ago and has never looked back. Alena enjoys the community and is excited to introduce people to the wonderful world of PHP and the Portland Tech Community. When not at her computer, Alena enjoys exploring Portland with her friends and family, including her 3 young children. She also enjoys the Symphony, Cooking, Books, Yarn, and Yoga.
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