PHP was one of the first and still the most popular language on the web that allows people to build dynamic websites without having to compile code. As a server side language, PHP can retrieve data from any database, manipulate it and display it on the web for users to interact with. PHP is used by millions of websites including Facebook, Etsy and the most popular CMS applications Wordpress and Drupal.
This course is an introduction to PHP and how it interacts with web servers. For this course, students will become introduced to PHP, server-side concepts, and MySQL. This is a 2 week course. The fee of $80 covers both 2 weeks.
If you need financial assistance, please fill out our scholarship application here.
Install Fest: Friday, April 4, 7pm - 9pm (stop by and get help with installing local server on your computer, say hi to our teacher and TAs)
Week 1: Saturday, April 5, 12-4:15pm
Week 2: Saturday, April 12, 12-4:15pm
About the teacher
Grant Tepper works full time as a software engineer for a local production studio. Most of his time is spent writing / maintaining our largest projects written in PHP using Symfony 2. He is proficient with all things concerning web development but enjoy building out systems the most. He is a stickler for best practices and using proper design patterns and is always looking for new ways to do things.
Software Required For This Class.
For this class, you will need the following items:
A text editor - popular and free ones are
- TextWrangler (OSX - Free)
- Sublime Text (OSX / Windows - Free to try)
- Notepad++ (Windows - Free)
A web sever environment (Choose One)
- For Mac/OSX - MAMP (http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html)
- For Windows - WAMP (http://www.wampserver.com/en/)
- If either doesn't work, try XAAMP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html)
Huge thank you to our new sponsor Studio llc. for offering their space for GDI classes!