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Beginning Programming (PHP)

Monday, June 22, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015
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This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how web developers create their websites? In this hands-on course, students will explore the world of programming by learning the fundamental grammar and meaning of the PHP programming language. PHP is a computer scripting language that has been used for many years to produce dynamic web pages. Students will come away with a fundamental understanding of PHP that will be applicable to other programming languages. Topics covered will include language basics (syntax, semantics, data types), variable basics, control flow structures, functions, file handling, and ways to leverage others’ code through the use of libraries. By the end of the course, students will be able to write and build a program, and will be able to figure out how to solve a problem in a programmatic way. 
(Fee applies.)

No prior programming experience is necessary.

Course Staff

Eli Lev, Technology Manager, Stanford Continuing Studies

Eli Lev received an MSEE from Johns Hopkins and has developed software for various government and private sector projects. He has taught continuing education courses at UC San Diego, Foothill College, and Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Ellie Quickly and Marko Gargenta, PHP and MySQL by Example, 1st Edition (ISBN 0131875086)

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