PHP is the most widely used server language on the web. This course will help you get started with the language in no time. We will cover installing a web server, PHP, and the MySQL database server. Then we will process form data and later store everything in a MySQL database. We will take special care about common security-related pitfalls and will avoid common attacks. Finally, we will develop a small sample application which also features authentication and authorization. This course does not provide a complete introduction into the language syntax, so knowledge of any programming language is beneficial but you will be able to pick up the rest!
Christian Wenz is an author, consultant and trainer focusing on web technologies. He wrote or co-wrote over 100 books, is a fixture at international developer conferences since 2001, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for ASP.NET, an ASPInsiders member, and main author of the Zend PHP 5.5 certification.