PHP, or PHP hypertext preprocessor, was written in 1994 and experienced its first public release in 1995. It began as a set of tools for creating and maintaining homepages, yet the history of PHP shows its evolution into a powerful, accessible programming language now used in tight conjunction with MySQL. This online video provides a brief developmental history of PHP right up to PHP 5, which is the current release.
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To understand more about what PHP is now, it's helpful to examine the history of PHP. …Version 1 of PHP was written by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, with a set of CGI …binaries in the C programming language that he wrote to replace a set of Perl …scripts that he'd been using to maintain his personal homepage. …Version 2 was a more formalized version that he put out in 1995. …This version improved the original version and also combined it with code …that would interpret data submitted by web forms. …This was the first public release of PHP. At the beginning, PHP is an abbreviation …for Personal Home Page Tools, as in PHP Tools.…
And that's because, that was its primary purpose, was helping him maintain his …personal homepage. But in version 3, PHP changed dramatically. …Two other developers got involved, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans. …These two developers rewrote major parts of PHP between 1997 and 1998. …they also renamed it PHP hypertext preprocessor. …Now you can see that in those three words we still have the initials P, H and P, …
- What is PHP?
- Installing and configuring PHP and MySQL
- Exploring data types
- Controlling code with logical expressions and loops
- Using PHP's built-in functions
- Writing custom functions
- Building dynamic webpages
- Working with forms and form data
- Using cookies and sessions to store data
- Connecting to MySQL with PHP
- Creating and editing database records
- Building a content management system
- Adding user authentication
Skill Level Beginner
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. PHP Overview
2. Mac Installation
3. Windows Installation
4. First Steps
5. Exploring Data Types
6. Control Structures: Logical Expressions
7. Control Structures: Loops
8. User-Defined Functions
10. Building Web Pages with PHP
11. Working with Forms and Form Data
12. Working with Cookies and Sessions
13. MySQL Basics
14. Using PHP to Access MySQL
15. Building a Content Management System (CMS)
16. Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
17. Application CRUD
18. Building the Public Area
19. Regulating Page Access
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