Keep your PHP professional skills and knowledge current by learning how to use new features in PHP 7 and latest versions of the most popular MVC frameworks: Laravel 5, Zend Framework 3, Symfony 3, CodeIgnter 3, and CakePHP 3. Catch up on the latest developments and design patterns.
Learn about the new features, improvements, and changes in PHP 7, including type declarations, new operators, and anonymous classes.
1h 4m • COURSE
PHP: Strict Data Types with David Powers
Learn about strict data types and scalar type hints in PHP 7. Find out how to use this new and controversial feature consistently in your own code.
1h 10m • COURSE
PHP: Design Patterns with Keith Casey
Write better PHP code by following these popular (and time-tested) design patterns.
1h 9m • COURSE
MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications with Drew Falkman
This course introduces PHP developers to the six most popular Model-View-Controller (MVC) frameworks—Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Yii, and Laravel. Learn what you need to know to select the right framework for your app development project.
2h 57m • COURSE
You'll advance your skills in PHP with these experts
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.
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/.
Keith Casey is a problem solver with 10+ years of experience in software development and project management.
Keith has seen projects and teams that run like clockwork, accomplishing amazing things, and others that make the Titanic look like a pleasure cruise. He discovered pretty quickly that the only way to avoid the iceberg is to get the right information to the right people as quickly as possible.
Keith started his career at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where he worked to answer the ultimate geek question: "How much data is in the Library of Congress?" During that work, he drafted two of the XML standards still in use by the Library for Audio and Video metadata collection. On the technical side, he developed Fox News' mobile sites (pre-iPhone), from concept to launch, in forty-five days; the voting system for a live musical performance show; the news syndication system for Cygnus Business Media (sixty-five sites across eight verticals); and the Drupal-based syndication system for a professional sports league and its teams.
In 2011, he joined Twilio as a developer evangelist, bringing communications APIs to the world. Over two years he led numerous outreach efforts within the central US and in the larger PHP community. Keith also led many customer-focused efforts at Twilio to help them use their API in new and creative ways, to drive revenue growth and improve customer experiences. Keith currently consults with a range of companies on API design principles, software quality assurance, and software project triage and recovery.
Drew Falkman architects sites for Fortune 500 companies using Java, PHP, and WordPress.