"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time."
Season 11 will be led by Nancy A Shaw, Senior Percolator.
This 11th season of PHP Percolate will focus on learning the basics of PHP and MySQL. This class is an overview of PHP and MYSQL, highly recommended for front-end designers and developers who are already working with Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal or custom apps, who want to add backend development skills.
The book we will use is PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, 5th Edition, published in November 2017 (ISBN[masked]) by Larry Ullman. Copyright 2018.
REQUIREMENT: You must have access to a domain name and website hosting account that allows you to configure a MySQL database.
Self-Study Group Format
The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows:
NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind.
• Each participant obtains a copy of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, 5th Edition
• Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete the exercises and post links to your completed work.
• Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board for each chapter. Each participant will receive feedback, as well as, a weekly group e-mail update.
Once you have obtained a copy of the book and a website hosting account, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule.
You DO NOT need to live in the Boston area to participate in this virtual self-study group.
How Do I Get Started?
• Become a member of Boston PHP if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us!
• Register for PHP Percolate, Season 11. Simply RSVP: Yes
Q: How long will the course last?
A: We will cover nine chapters (not the complete book) starting on Sunday, April 7 (or sooner) and ending on Saturday, June 8.
Q: Do I have to wait until to begin?
A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtained a copy of the book and a website hosting account. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself: PHP Percolate, Season 11 message board so that we can gauge commitment and participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule.
Q: Do I have to live in Boston to participate?
A: Not at all. This program is virtual. We have successful graduates from many states and even have graduates from countries in Europe and Africa.
Q: What if I have additional questions?
A: Simply post a reply below and you will receive a response.
Invite your techie friends and co-workers to join in the fun.
Let's start percolating!
Nancy A Shaw