About this Course
Building a PHP-driven page is the first step in mastering PHP. The true power of PHP shines when you connect it to a data source like an API or a Database. To introduce you to databases, we'll use an example project -- a Personal Media Library application. We'll refactor this project by replacing an associative array with a database to provide a more robust and scalable tool to store the data in the media library. In the process, you'll learn how to use PDO -- a PHP extension to communicate with a database. You'll also learn about relational databases including how to search for data across multiple tables, as well as how to add common web site features like search forms and pagination.
What you'll learn
- Error Handling
After starting out in fine art and moving into graphic design, Alena found her passion for programming over 15 years ago and has never looked back. Alena enjoys community and is excited to introduce people to the wonderful world of PHP and the Portland Tech Community.
When not at her computer, Alena enjoys exploring Portland with her friends and family, including her 3 young children. She also enjoys the Symphony, Cooking, Books, Yarn and Yoga.
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