Recap: Using PHP
October 15, 2010 Zerek Welz
For our October 6 event, Mark Casias and Peter Brown discussed using PHP to build dynamic web sites. If you were unable to attend or need a refresher, we've got you covered:
- Markie looks great (according to Markie).
- PHP was a originally a set of PERL scripts
- Originally stood for "Personal Home Page" (PHP) Tools
- PHP: Hypertext Pre-processor is an open source scripting language embedded directly in your HTML. It is run server-side.
- PHP is not a magic bullet or necessary for every application.
- To us it make sure PHP is installed and enabled on your server. Configuration is usually done for you.
- Zombie Kittie!
Begin using PHP using
Exit out of PHP using
print()prints to screen.
Functions are the basic building blocks and you can create your own or use the built in. Call them using syntax like:
Variables declared as
GETmethods for retrieving values.
- Classes contain properties (variables) and methods (functions). Those properties and methods can be Private or Public.
- More zombie kittay!
- Supports most database connections.
- Assign database queries to variables for use later.
- PHP platforms: ZEND, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, many many more
CodeIgnitor Is Win
- Best docs
- Easiest model
- Full MVC implementation
- PHP best practices
view config with
- php.ini file
- .htaccess files
Special Guests: Knowbility
- Accessibility advocates, Sharron and Kathy, from Knowbility based in Austin, TX.
- Knowbility is an advocate and trainer for accessibility online.
- The disabled community needs accessible websites.
- Federal government websites must meet accessibility standards.
Video of the presentation is available on Vimeo:
The slide deck is available on SlideShare:
Photos are available on Flickr:
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For our November 3 event, Reid Givens will discuss how today's digital trends will affect the professionals who set the ball in motion:
- Web developers
- Digital agencies
- Digital media and marketing
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