LEARN PHP IN A DAY: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of PHP in No Time (2015)


1.  Introduction to the Course

Welcome to this Introductory Course to PHP. Throughout this course, you will learn the basics behind using PHP in your own projects. You will be introduced to some of the most commonly used functions and methods as well as PHP best practices. This course will mostly teach by example, emphasizing a “show, don’t tell” approach. We will guide you through different real-world examples of PHP applications and explain every step of the process so that you understand not only how, but also why we are writing our application the way we are.

The course is structured around different chapters, where each chapter is focusing on a particular aspect of programming with PHP. At the end of each chapter, there will be a chapter summary and a chapter exercise that will test all the skills you have learned in the chapter thus far, as well as build on top of previous knowledge.

You will be presented with code at every step of the way. Code will be easily recognized as it will be separated from the rest of the text, and will be formatted differently. Here is an example of a code block:

With all of that out of the way, let’s get started with the course!