Application Development with PHP

Application Development with PHP workshop provides PHP expertise and a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. This workshop offers skills and knowledge necessary in working with PHP websites, web-based, mobile apps and services.

Content

PHP Basics

  • Syntax
  • Operators
  • Variables
  • Control Structures
  • Language Constructs and Functions
  • Namespaces 
  • Extensions
  • Config
  • Performance/bytecode caching

Functions

  • Arguments
  • Variables
  • References
  • Returns
  • Variable Scope
  • Anonymous Functions, closures
  • Type Declarations

Data Format and Types

  • XML Basics
  • SimpleXML
  • XML Extension
  • Webservices Basics
  • SOAP
  • JSON 
  • DateTime 
  • DOMDocument

Web Features

  • Sessions
  • Forms
  • GET and POST data
  • Cookies
  • HTTP Headers
  • HTTP Authentication
  • HTTP Status Codes

Object Oriented Programming

  • Instantiation
  • Modifiers/Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Return Types
  • Autoload
  • Reflection
  • Type Hinting
  • Class Constants
  • Late Static Binding
  • Magic (_*) Methods
  • Instance Methods and Properties
  • SPL
  • Traits 

Security

  • Configuration
  • Session Security
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Cross-Site Request Forgeries
  • SQL Injection
  • Remote Code Injection
  • Email Injection
  • Filter Input
  • Escape Output
  • Encryption, Hashing algorithms
  • File uploads
  • PHP Configuration
  • Password hashing API 

I/O

  • Files
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • File System Functions
  • Streams
  • Contexts

Strings and Patterns

  • Quoting
  • Matching
  • Extracting
  • Searching
  • Replacing
  • Formatting
  • PCRE
  • NOWDOC
  • Encodings

Databases and SQL

  • SQL
  • Joins
  • Prepared Statements
  • Transactions
  • PDO

Arrays

  • Associative Arrays
  • Array Iteration
  • Array Functions
  • SPL, Objects as arrays 
  • Casting

Error Handling

  • Handling Exceptions
  • Errors
  • Throwables

Training Methodology

The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.