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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
  [2:24] What is PHP? What can it do for you? In this chapter, we give you a brief introduction to the PHP programming language and show you how and where it is used on the web.
2. Setup and Configuration
  [7:16] Get and up running quickly as we show you the fastest way to install a fully functional PHP development environment. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be ready to start programming your own PHP scripts!
3. Programming for the Web
  [4:40] Here we show you the basic PHP file syntax, the require keyword, and how to request and display scripts within one another. We also explain the important difference between template style scripts and block style scripts - a detail often left out in other training material.
  [4:25] In this chapter, we explain the various types of comments, and how they can help you write better code. We also point out the fundamental differences between HTML and PHP comments
5. Variables
  [5:35] Now we’re ready to show the full dynamic power of PHP. Variables let you store, modify, process and display information in new and interesting ways. They’re the “short-term memory” of web programming.
6. Arrays
  [5:25] Arrays are one of the most used, and often most misunderstood aspects of PHP programming. They provide the power and flexibility to make increasing complex scripts. We go over the different types of arrays and explain when to use each type.
7. Operators
  [3:56] Operators are used with variables and arrays to produce results. In this chapter, we build on previous examples to produce a new script incorporating everything we’ve learned so far.
8. Decisions
  [6:11] So far we’ve only made scripts that do one particular thing. The true dynamic power of PHP can only be realized using decisions. After watching this chapter, you’ll understand how to program intelligent scripts that respond to changing environments.
9. Loops
  [7:35] Now that you know how to build powerful, intelligent scripts, we’ll show you how to make your life even easier using loops. These powerful constructs can reduce 100 lines of code to just a few lines, saving you time and making your script future-friendly.
10. Input
  [5:52] Scripts are limited to what they can do without user input. This is the final piece of the puzzle that ties everything together. Combined with all of the previous constructs, you will now have all of the tools necessary to create the most powerful dynamic scripts possible.
11. Functions
  [5:40] Functions, like loops, are another time-saving device. Once you learn how to use them, you’ll wonder how you could ever program without them!
12. Putting it all Together
  [9:02] You’ve learned a lot in this video series, and now we’re going to tie all of the concepts together in a final example. Watch as we build a fully-functional multi-purpose unit converter that demonstrates the full power of the PHP programming language.
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