Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We completed chapter 2, looking at the remaining control structures in PHP and we looked at how we might break down a simple web page into reusable components that could be incorporated into multiple pages on a web site.

We also looked at using functions to keep your PHP code DRY, which took us to the end of chapter 2.

Monday, October 19, 2015

We covered chapter 1 and began looking at chapter 2. The main objective was to start introducing basic concepts around how PHP integrates into a web server and look at the PHP syntax used for declaring and assigning variables and controlling script flow.

Along the way, we discussed the components that go into a web application "stack" (i.e. LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP). We looked at the XAMPP installation we will be using in class, which is a cross-platform web development stack that can be used for building PHP/MySQL web sites.