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PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

Learn how to maximize your productivity when writing PHP with this unique Self-Study kit.

This product is the complete training program for writing PHP applications! It teaches you novice to advanced techniques. The course has been designed to build essential skills quickly and effectively using examples and exercises. The lessons have been divided into small, manageable and practical chunks. The software features a strong Search system and allows you to Bookmark your favourite topics for future reference.

What you get (Course Outline)

Installation & Configuration

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Troubleshooting

Introduction to PHP

  • Origins
  • PHP and PHP Programs
  • Documentation

Developing Web Applications

  • Browser-Server-PHP architecture
  • HTML forms and PHP variables
  • Form/PHP Interaction
  • Output Functions
  • Functions

PHP Syntax

  • Integers, Floats and Strings
  • The Assignment Operator
  • Operators, Variables and Constants
  • The Bitwise Operators
  • More Operators
  • Logical and Relational Operators
  • The if Statement
  • The switch Statement
  • Arrays and Associative Arrays
  • The for Statement
  • break, continue and exit
  • The do and while Statements
  • The foreach Statement

Data Functions

  • Data Types and Testing Functions
  • Working with Arrays
  • Working with Strings
  • intval, doubleval and strval

Database Functions

  • What is DBM?
  • What is MySQL?
  • What is Oracle?

Image Functions

  • What is the GD Library?
  • Image File Formats
  • Creating an Image
  • Working with Images
  • Outputting Images


  • Working with Cookies
  • The header Function
  • Environment Variables

Classes and Objects

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Defining a Class
  • Encapsulation, Instantiation and Data Hiding
  • PHP and Inheritance

Full Language Reference


PHP & Zend

If you're serious about learning the full benefits of PHP this is the one for you.