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Lesson Overview

Started by Parham, August 24, 2003, 10:43:45 PM

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Parham

August 24, 2003, 10:43:45 PM Last Edit: August 24, 2003, 10:47:41 PM by Parham
Here is a quick overview of how I plan to tackle the task of teaching PHP.  It's very rough, so there will be times when we'll sidestep into a completely different topic.

-installing a local server to test your programs on
--testing it (with simple hello world script, a phpinfo script, and the phpmyadmin program)

-basic PHP
--PHP tags
--inside PHP tags and outside PHP tags, there is a difference and it's what makes PHP good for web development
--comments, there are several ways to insert comments into your code and why to comment your code

-the PHP documentation and how to familiarize yourself with it

-outputting information with print() and echo()

-setting variables with the "=" operator and printing variables
--strings
--numbers
--single and double quotes (escaping characters)

-setting arrays, there are two ways to set arrays in PHP

-operators

-control operators, we will discuss the simplest control operators (in my opinion) here
--if/elseif/else
--while
--foreach

-POST vs. GET with HTML forms

-how the GET method sends its information

-how the POST method sends its information

-predefined variables
--is register_globals on or off?
--$HTTP_*
--$_*

-functions and why they're important

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