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Intro to PHP / MySQL - October Section

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Learn PHP and MySQL! The most popular database languages used today, they are integral to popular web content management softwares, including Drupal and Wordpress. During the course, students will learn how to create a MySQL database, develop PHP code to interact with their database, integrate multiple content types, including images, and integrate all of this into a webpage!

If you've got a working knowledge of HTML and CSS and have been looking to jump into the world of PHP & MySQL, this class is for you!

Class Schedule

Session 1: Introduction to Server Side Languages and PHP
Tuesday, October 18 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

What is a server-side language? How is it different than client-side languages? What is PHP? Why is it so popular? What can it do? Learn the basic structure and syntax of PHP and manipulate variables. Begin using if-else and while loops.

Session 2: Introduction to MySQL
Tuesday, October 25 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

What is a MySQL database? Why are relational databases important? Who uses them? Why should I? Build a basic database in MySQL and add to it using PHP and HTML forms.

Session 3: Database Manipulation
Tuesday, November 1 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Add, edit and delete content in your database. Learn how to manipulate different content types, including text, numbers, dates, and multimedia. Relate data across your database. Develop search functions.

Session 4: Advanced PHP
Tuesday, November 8 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Create password protected information. Use PHP to dynamically customize the HTML or CSS in your webpages. Learn popular advanced PHP functions used in the real world.

About the Teacher

Izzy Johnston is a freelance computer programmer who teaches adjunct technology development classes and workshops at Pratt Institute. She has over six years of instructional experience in software and languages and over 11 years of coding experience. Currently, her work focuses on Android and iPhone applications and Drupal website migrations. She is well versed in HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, Javascript, Java, Objective C, C++, iOS, and Android OS.

Please note our refund policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the entire course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, you must notify us at least 3 days before the first class to receive a refund. If you have to miss a class, we will provide code from class and any slides, but we do not offer partial refunds based on individual class absences.


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