Advance your Skills as a PHP Developer: Working with Data
Take the complexity out of working with data by learning how to connect to databases and manipulate values using PHP. Learn how to fetch result sets by executing queries, discover how to implement persistent sessions, find out how to simplify access to directories, and more.
Learn how to use PDO and MySQLi to access databases.
Manage persistent sessions between servers and clients.
Practice asynchronously loading content to your site using Ajax.
Consuming RESTful APIs in PHP with Guzzle with Justin Yost
Learn how to consume REST APIs using Guzzle, a PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and integrate with web services.
2h 12m • COURSE
PHP: Accessing Databases with PDO and MySQLi with David Powers
Learn how to access and manipulate databases using the object-oriented PHP extensions PDO and MySQLi.
3h 47m • COURSE
PHP: Managing Persistent Sessions with David Powers
Learn how to store persistent PHP session data in a SQL server and create an auto-login system that recognizes returning users.
2h 41m • COURSE
Ajax with PHP: Add Dynamic Content to Websites with Kevin Skoglund
Add dynamic, asynchronously loading content to websites to make them more modern, professional, and user friendly, with Ajax and PHP.
3h 37m • COURSE
Advance your skills in PHP with these experts
Justin Yost is a web developer and programmer with a bachelor's degree in computer science.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Justin relishes programming and learning more about anything and everything. He is a web developer at Loadsys Consulting, a web development, maintenance, and training firm specializing in CakePHP, Ember.js, and Ruby on Rails. When not working, Justin occasionally gives talks at the local PHP Meetup. In his free time, Justin enjoys backpacking and reading science fiction books.
David Powers has been developing websites since 1994 and writing books on web development since 2003.
He is an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Instructor for Dreamweaver. You'll often find him giving help and advice in the Dreamweaver forums and the Adobe Developer Center, to which he has contributed many popular tutorials and training videos. He also greatly enjoys traveling and taking photos. Visit his website at http://foundationphp.com/.
Kevin Skoglund builds custom web solutions at Nova Fabrica, and teaches web development to others at Lynda.com.
Kevin Skoglund is the founder of Nova Fabrica, a web development agency specialized in delivering custom, scalable solutions using Ruby on Rails, PHP, SQL, and related technologies. Nova Fabrica clients include An Event Apart, Atlas Carpet Mills, Consulate Film, Gregorius|Pineo, Maharam, Oakley, and The Bold Italic. Kevin is a lynda.com author with over 15 years of teaching and web development experience.
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