Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.
PHP with MySQL is a very popular combination for creating small web apps. With PHP developers can create dynamic websites and apps with greater functionality.
This short course will enable those already familiar with HTML to build more powerful web solutions and advance to dynamic, database-enabled, website/intranet programming and applications using the open-source PHP scripting language and MySQL database.
The Web Programming using PHP and MySQL short course is aimed at those who have successfully completed the Building Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 or have a good understanding of HTML and how web pages work.
This practical course takes place over ten weekly evenings in our central London location.
The short course broadly comprises the fundamentals of programming with PHP, relational database design and operations with MySQL, and web solutions using PHP and MySQL.
By the end of the short course, you will be able to:
“ Good balance between understanding the needs of beginners and pushing forward with content…a very positive experience. ”
“ Excellent introduction to the basics - not just of PHP and MySQL, but also of programming for the web in general. ”
Successful completion of Building Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 or good understanding of HTML and how web pages work.
Class time consists of theory supported by live coding, problem solving exercises and discussion in class. You will be provided with extensive notes and code packages. Homework exercises are available, for which individual feedback can be given.
Sonya Smith is grateful that a former boss made her learn PHP, and enjoys helping students over the first hurdles of learning to program.
She previously worked for a social media web startup, designing and building sites for SMEs, and as a programmer for a marine insurance company in the City. She has science degrees from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.