PHP Using PHP with MySQL Connecting PHP to MySQL Introducing Databases

alexvalladares
alexvalladares
21,478 Points

Just an advice...

In my opinion, this course should be added to php track. Don't get me wrong, I think Hampton's course is ok, but this one continues the current t-shirts project learnt in the track, as it introduces you to php with databases (plus mysql).

Thanks for reading!

David Richied
David Richied
18,057 Points

I definitely agree. I feel like I learned more about PHP in Randy's three courses (Building a Simple Website with PHP, Enhancing the Simple Website, and this course) than I did taking the whole track on PHP. I think the concepts in the PHP track were too advanced. I was very confused by the use of slim and twig, but, now I can see that twig works around the idea of MVC (I think. Correct me if I'm wrong).

I'm with you. I took the newest PHP course with Alena Holligan and it was AMAZING compared to the overly complicated course Building Websites with PHP. As David Richied mentions, it's super confusing for a beginner to get thrown into using slim and twig right off the bat. Alena's course goes off of the mentality that the student wants to know how PHP works WITHOUT all the bells and whistles first. I'm a learner that needs to know the behind the scenes in order to understand something. I'm not satisfied with the "skipping over" of information.

I also feel like this course just fits in WAY better with the PHP track than PHP & Databases with PDO. In that course you use a SQLite database as opposed to what we spent hours learning previously with Andrew... MySQL. Anyways... I'm really happy I found a few courses as replacements (at least temporarily) for the courses provided in the PHP track.

4 Answers

Codin - Codesmite
Codin - Codesmite
8,591 Points

This used to be in the old PHP development track that they recently changed, not sure why they removed it because it ties in well with the database foundations of the track.

Anthony Attard
Anthony Attard
43,913 Points

Totally agree. Treehouse please add this as part of the PHP Track!

Carlos Rojas  "Yoru No Tori"
Carlos Rojas "Yoru No Tori"
6,530 Points

jajaja I was actually thinking the same guys, I felt I little drop out after finishing the main thread of PHP, I wouldn´t get notice about this PHP apart If I didn´t search it in google