PHP 101

Course Overview

Title:
PHP 101
Type:
Tutorial
Cost:
This tutorial is free thanks to a partnership with the Knight Digital Media Center.
Time Estimate:
Three hours.

About Tutorials

Tutorials offer step-by-step instructions to projects 30-minutes or less. They are guides to various subjects that applies to most audiences.

Widely used and easy to learn, PHP is a must for anyone with the need and desire to make it easy for Web page to interact with databases, present different kinds of content to different users, manipulate text, send email — or do almost anything else that involves delivering dynamic data into Web pages.

While offering many advanced features for pros, PHP also is extremely simple for newcomers to learn. This course will teach you the basics and get you started in programming.

What Will I Learn:
  • Basics of PHP
  • How to understand Arrays and Variables
  • How to use Forms
  • How to use Databases
Who should take this course:

Anyone who wishes to create Web pages that interact with databases, present different kinds of content to different users, manipulate text, send email and more.

Instructor: 

Scot Hacker

Scot Hacker is the webmaster for the Knight Digital Media Center and is also involved with Web operations for the Graduate School of Journalism.

Training Partner:

Knight Digital Media Center

The Knight Digital Media Center is a partnership of the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Technical Requirements:

You need to know how to upload documents to a directory (folder) on your Web host and use your text editor, and you must have basic competency in HTML.