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PHP module H050
PHP - General
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module H050. This module is presented on Private Courses
and Specially Run Courses
PHP is a programming language designed for use on
web servers in the writing of web applications. This
web site uses a PHP in many areas - for the online
ordering system, for the updating diaries - and even
for this very page, where extra resources will be
automatically index without the need for us to rebuild
Related technical and longer articlesWhat is PHP?
|Articles and tips on this subject||updated|
|2504||Learning to program in ...|
At Well House Consultants, we offer courses at two levels in a number of program- ming languages. Our "learning to program in ..." courses are for delegates who have never programmed before, or who are rusty, who lack confidence, or want a refresher of the basic principles. Our "... programming" courses ...
|4314||PHP training - refreshed modern course, backed up by years of practical experience|
Our PHP course agendas were updated recently, and last week we ran our first series of courses in the new way. Learning to program in PHP started on Monday for delegate who are new to programming (or rusty) and PHP Programing for experienced programmers converting to PHP staretd on Tuesday.
|3966||Our examples work with any recent version of PHP|
I've been involved with PHP for a very long time, and seen the language grow and mature over the years. Which, does not mean that the older examples are no longer relevant. However, some of the examples have been labeled with ".php4" extensions - to show that they would not work under PHP3 - and those ...
|1722||PHP examples - source code and try it out too|
The move to our new server has given me the impetus to look at some of the online examples we have on our server - code you can try out, then see how it works - and I've started with some of the PHP ones ...
A sample application shell using the "4 layer model" which keeps the business logic, the web ...
|3952||PHP revision ... by example. |
It's a big step from a few lines of PHP in a website which flashed up "Message of the day" ... to a system which computes results and looks up data dynamically ... to a system which requires pages to be linked together into an application ... to a system which requires access to back end data feeds ... ...
|3530||A typical weekend??|
On Friday, We visited a town near Sharpness and met Billy - a Greyhound / Summat cross - who's had a hard life already in his first two years.
On Saturday, Lisa from the Bristol Dog Action Welfare Group visited us to have a look at our place (and us) to check that we were suitable foster parents.
|3025||Learning to Program ... in PHP. Course examples.|
Most programming language courses you'll find commercially provided are really "conversion" courses - intended for delegates who have programmed before, but in a different (or very different) language and environment. Our PHP Programming course is like that, and being knowledgeable in very many languages ...
|2430||Not just a PHP program - a good web application|
A very busy week so far ... station pickups, a PHP course, hosting an external luncheon meeting and hotel guests at Well House Manor, and providing a venue for, and attending, a meeting of the presidents of some of the local chambers of commerce to discuss towns working together. And it's only just ...
|2663||Improve your PHP on a weekend away|
I'm delighted to announce two new weekend events - courses on which you can learn or improve your PHP - and enjoy yourself too.
The first weekend - at the Intermediate level - is described here. Arrive on Friday, 23rd April for the main event which runs on 24th and 25th.
That is followed by the ...
|2589||Your PHP code does not work? Here is where to start looking.|
If people take the trouble to write to me and ask for help when one of the examples on our web site isn't working for them, the least I can do is to provide them with a few pointers.
But it's really hard for me to provide help when the questioner doesn't tell me the symptoms of what's wrong. Would ...
|2559||Moving the product forward - ours, and MySQL, Perl, PHP and Python too|
I have just posted a "steady as she goes" message, welcoming the new decade but reassuring our customers that we're carrying on offering very much the same high quality courses, and the same high quality hotel rooms. But things can't stand totally still - they would stagnate, courses would get out ...
|2400||Are you wanting to learn PHP? |
Are you wanting to learn PHP? Select a course that starts and ends at the right points!
You may (or may not) already know all the background stuff about web sites. And you may (or may not) have programmed a computer before. So you'll want to select the course with the correct starting point - one ...
|2227||Learning PHP, Ruby, Lua and Python - upcoming courses|
The following programming courses are all booking well, but still have good availability:
PHP - starting 6th July
Ruby - starting 14th July
Lua - starting 10th August
Python - starting 17th August
Also Deploying LAMP (Linux, Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP/Perl) from 20th July. Can be taken as separate Linux ...
|2222||A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK|
In answer to an email asking about alternative PHP courses ...
I'm the tutor of our PHP courses, and I also keep a keen eye open on the options. Occasionally, I do a 'competitive survey' and compare what we have to offer in terms of prices and facilities to other people offering training in the subject; ...
|2097||PHP Course - for hobby / club / charity users.|
Are you looking after a PHP based web site but want to do more with it? Perhaps it's the web site for your cricket club, your local school, or a charity or special interest group you work with?
What is this course all about?
Traditionally, our courses have run during the week and been aimed at commercial ...
|116||The next generation of programmer|
Ten years ago, I was teaching languages like Shell Scripting and C, but the requirement faded. As computers became steadily more powerful, standard applications were developed by a few, to be used by the many, rather than each of the many having specific code written for them.
So now, I'm teaching languages ...
Examples from our training material
|chris.php|| Demonstration of form and pricing|
|fourth.php|| Straightforward form and simple validation|
|p_fifth.php|| One page application - design and human interface MATTERS|
|pcre.php|| Regular Expression testbed|
Some modules are available for download
as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License
for free download from [here]
Topics covered in this module
What is PHP?
What is PHP used for?
What sort of language is PHP?
Is PHP the right language for me?
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Well House Consultants specialise in training courses in
. We run
throughout the UK (and beyond for longer courses), and
at our training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England.
It's surprisingly cost effective to come on our public courses -
even if you live in a different
country or continent to us
We have a technical library of over 700 books on the subjects on which we teach.
These books are available for reference at our training centre.