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What you should know before watching this course

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Facebook Applications with the PHP SDK is not a beginner course, so there's a few things you should be familiar with before watching this course. You should know how Facebook works, and if you need help with that, checkout Facebook Essential Training in the online training library. You should also be familiar with building online projects and know some basic HTML. If you need help, checkout Bill Weinman's course: HTML Essential Training. Since this is a course on PHP, you should have prior experience with the language. We're going to touch on some database subjects in this course, so I would suggest that you take a look at PHP with MySQL Essential Training.

What you should know before watching this course

Facebook Applications with the PHP SDK is not a beginner course, so there's a few things you should be familiar with before watching this course. You should know how Facebook works, and if you need help with that, checkout Facebook Essential Training in the online training library. You should also be familiar with building online projects and know some basic HTML. If you need help, checkout Bill Weinman's course: HTML Essential Training. Since this is a course on PHP, you should have prior experience with the language. We're going to touch on some database subjects in this course, so I would suggest that you take a look at PHP with MySQL Essential Training.

I did another course on the Facebook JavaScript SDK called Building Facebook Applications with HTML and JavaScript. This course is related to that course. Building applications in Facebook often involves using both the PHP and JavaScript SDK. So I consider this as sister course to Facebook Applications with HTML and JavaScript. It would be great, but not absolutely necessary, if you check out that course as well. You should be comfortable with text editors like BBEdit or Sublime Text or others.

In this course, I'm going to use an editor called Espresso, but you should use your favorite text editor. If you're on a Mac, you might want to check out Text Wrangler. It's a free and very capable text editor that is available on the Mac store. As you get deeper into Web Development you may also want to check out BBEdit, a commercial application that has better web features. I like another text editor that also works on Macs, PCs, or Linux workstations called Sublime Text. Although it's not free, it's quite capable and fun to use.

It doesn't matter which text editor you use as long it's something that you're comfortable with. You should also be familiar building online projects and have some experience with FTP applications like Transmit or Cyberduck. If you need help with FTP, check out my course on Managing a Hosted Website. Building Facebook Applications with the PHP SDK is not a beginner course, but with a little experience and some key web technologies you should have no problem following this course.

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Building Facebook Applications with PHP and MySQL

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