15 hours Track

Beginning PHP

PHP, a server-side (or "backend") language, is commonly used by people who want to build a simple, dynamic website quickly and effortlessly. Since its debut in 1995, it’s become an extremely popular choice for web developers. So popular, in fact, that roughly 80% of all websites use PHP development now, including many Fortune 500 companies and top technology startups. PHP development is very versatile—open-ended, and leaving a lot of freedom up to the developer. You'll need to know PHP to be a Wordpress developer, a perennial, in-demand role. PHP development is also integral in a lot of web authentication work, online security, and form creation. By the end of this track, you’ll have the basic programming knowledge to build your first PHP websites.

  • An entry-level salary for the technologies covered in this track is about $60,000 / yr on average.

  • Some companies that use these technologies regularly include: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr, LinkedIn, WordPress, Digg, Intel, Pinterest, and Twitter