Using PHP to write efficient, maintainable web applications.
Duration: 2 days
£650.00 (VAT free from January 2019), •
Venue: Melksham, Wiltshire
COURSE START DATES
Usually scheduled to meet customer needs or run as a private course. Please email for details
An intensive two day workshop style course for
programmers with some prior
PHP experience who wish to make full use of the facilities of the language
to write robust, reliable, secure and maintainable innovative web sites for
their companies and clients. You'll arrive the evening before the course
at our hotel - settle in, get
a good nights sleep, and get on line with your own computer or with one of
our loan systems, talking to our PHP web servers, and ready for your course.
After a brief revision of the mechanisms of the PHP language itself, we go on
to look at how you should write code to enhance the user experience - to make
fields "sticky", to maintain knowledge of each user to your site, to work out
where in the world they're visiting from and whether your visitors are regular
users, or crawlers indexing your page.
We cover the design of multiform applications, and how that can be done with
the flexibility to reuse code across between pages without substantial recoding,
and how to use databases for images, for user preferences, and for regular
Flexible use of URLs, handling errors and error pages, and site seaeches are
all tools which PHP can help you with - whether you're looking for a simple
logging script, a "did you mean" type facility for sound-alike works, or even
a full spell checker.
With a wide variety of techniques covered through the two days, the final
session brings the aspects that are especially relevant to each delegate
together in a final practical session that helps you cement what you have
Knowledge of PHP to the level taught on our PHP Programming
Getting the most from your Well House Consultants course
PHP is a programming language that - at its simplest - is
embedded in web pages to add server side control to them. But you can
do much more that than with PHP - you can write complete web based
applications, such as many of those we run on this site.
|PHP Revision (module H300) The PHP language.
Variables, conditionals and loops.
Function, Arrays, methods and objects.
File and database handling.
Form input elements and superglobals.
|Sticky fields and session (module H301) User-proofing your data entry.
Data validation with regular expressions.
Equallity and not equality.
Consistent Error handling.
|MVC, 4 layer model and templating (module H302) How to design and structure your application.
Model - View - Controller.
Top level, business logic, web helpers and template.
Objects - how and when to use them.
Handling the look and feel with DreamWeaver.
A little on database design.
Shopping cart applications.
|Long and short term cookies and security (module H303) Welcoming your user back.
Keeping sessions apart - a multiuser application.
Avoiding double ordering - the back button issue.
Sign on, single sign on.
Credit Card - gathering and processing.
|DDA, Style and image handling (module H304) Disability Discrimination .
Legal issues from user posted content.
Naughty word filters.
|Tips and Techniques (module H312) Singular v plural.
Reporting zero answers and making suggestions.
Cardinal values and the child called "Drop database".
Upper case and lower case names - making good addresses.
Specifying an API that can be expanded.
|Web server configuration (module H305) Rewriting URLS / mod rewrite.
Handling multiple pages through the same script.
Scripting Style sheets.
handling images via a database.
Handling error pages - making 404 pages work for you.
Tailoring your PHP with php.ini.
|Who is your visitor? (module H306) Reconginsing browsers and countries.
Is your visitor a crawler?
Did your visitor arrive from Google?
Is your visitor in the area that you sell to?
|Web2 and caching (module H307) Calling in other online resources.
Databases and RSS feeds.
Making effiecient use of remote feeds.
Flash getting information from the server.
|Searches, and search engines (module H308) Searching your site.
Search Engine Optimisation.
Look alike and sound alike words.
|Maps, Graphics and Geographics (module H309) Interfacing to Google maps.
Ordnance Survey data.
Sorting by location.
Drawing Graphs and diagrams in PHP.
|Putting it all together (module H310) A practical session in which each delegate.
will undertake a different practical to try out.
the most revelant techniques learned so far on.
the course. Delegates are encouraged to bring their.
own data along, and to go away with useful code.
TUTOR and COURSE AUTHOR
Graham Ellis - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Public courses run at
Well House Manor
- our own
purpose fitted training centre and business hotel / conference centre in
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|| 2 students
|| 3 students
|| For 4 or more students
from the same company,
please consider a private course.
| With hotel room
£790.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
£650.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
| With hotel rooms
£1530.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
£1250.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
| With hotel rooms
£2270.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
£1850.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
• Multiple discount applies to bookings for second and subsequent delegates on the same running of a course, and on same order.
• Hotel rooms are available for arrival the night before the course starts, for departure after the end of the course on the last day.
Upon completion of your course, you'll have online access to the source code of
all the examples from the course, and you'll have access to the
"Ask the Tutor" forum
where you can raise questions. We also encourage you to email the tutor, and
to visit us again to use our library as appropriate.
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