An Introduction to PHP

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An introduction to the basics of PHP, including operators, control flow to forms, server variables, cookies and HTTP headers. PHP is a server-side scripting language and interpreter that is available on a wide range of platforms, including some versions of Apache, and Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS). The original program was called Personal Home Page Tools, which is where the initials PHP come from. Some say that PHP is a recursive three letter acronym meaning, PHP Hypertext Pre-processor, others say Pre Hypertext Processor.

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Header & Footer Inclusion

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This is a beginners tutorial on how to create and include header/footer files at the top and bottom of all pages in your site. This comes in very handy, for example, when you want to update something that is the same on each page such as a menu or copyright notice. You would only need to update a single file to have the changes appear on all pages of your site.

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PHP Manual

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Comprehensive manual covering many areas of PHP for beginning to advanced PHP programmers. Major categories include: An introduction, a language reference, features, function reference, Zend API, PHP API, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). A few of the more specific topics it covers are: basic syntax, types, variables, constants, expressions, operators, control structures, functions, classes and objects, HTTP authentication with PHP, cookies, handling file uploads, safe mode, connection handling, error handling, and logging functions.

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PHP Tutorial

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Up until recently, scripting on the internet was something which very few people even attempted, let alone mastered. Recently though, more and more people have been building their own websites and scripting languages have become more important. Because of this, scripting languages are becomming easier to learn and PHP is one of the easiest and most powerful yet. This beginning tutorial on PHP covers: An introduction, displaying information and variables, if statements, loops and arrays, e-mail with php, and some final notes on PHP.

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PHP MySQL Tutorial

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Simple PHP MySQL Tutorial with some examples like creating a guestbook, contact form, uploading files to database, creating a simple Content Management System (CMS), etc. Topics covered are : Installation, PHP Tutorial, MySQL Tutorial, connecting to MySQL, executing INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE and DELETE queries, creating database backup, creating a guestbook, uploading binary files to MySQL, creating content management system, and some tips in finding good web hosting company.

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PHP Regular Expressions

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Web development always requires you to manipulate a lot of text. PHP string functions give you the ability to manipulate text but sometimes some manipulations get very complicated. Regular expressions (regex) give you more power and control than the normal string functions. This tutorial is a review to the use of PCRE's or Perl Compatible Regular Expression. It covers the use of pregmatch(), preg_match_all(), and preg_replace(). Also cover topics such as character types and character classes.

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PHP Training

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Introduction to PHP Programming is an introductory PHP class for Web designers who are brand new to the language. This PHP training class assumes no prior server-side Web development experience. Advanced PHP Programming covers advanced PHP concepts such as security, XML integration, and e-commerce. This PHP training class assumes experience with PHP as taught in the introductory course. All of Webucator's courses can be customized to meet your needs. Webucator's PHP training classes can be taught using a plain text editor or other PHP IDEs.

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PHP Tutorial

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This PHP tutorial introduces web developers to the power of PHP. This tutorial is for those with no PHP experience. Topics covered include variables, arrays, and advanced subjects such as how to process HTML form information with PHP. There are 15+ lessons to take the visitor through the basics in a methodical manner. It is recommended that the visitor do not attempt to plow through the tutorial in one sitting as there are many things to be learned and important information will not be absorbed if the visitor tries to rush through it.

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Ron's Guide

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Ron's Guide provides free webmaster resources including Tutorials covering topics such as HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Ron's Guide also provides downloadable web page templates which you may use free of charge. Additionally, there is a forum dedicated to helping you with everything from solving coding problems, to answering questions you may have about a topic covered on the website, to customizing your web page templates, and much more. Ron's Guide is the place to look for your web development needs.

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  • Version: 4.0