Installing PHP and Eclipse is quite easy if you have the proper tools and know how to use them. In this chapter you'll see how to install PHP and Eclipse on your computer and how to use the Eclipse editor to create PHP projects.
This lesson walks you through getting PHP 5.3, Apache 2.2, MySQL 5, and phpMyAdmin installed on your computer using the free XAMPP installation tool.
PHP has the same kind of basic syntax as many other languages, such as variables, operators, loops, functions, and so on. In this chapter you'll learn the particular syntax that PHP uses to express these features.
PHP Language Basics
This lesson teaches the basics of how to assign and display the various types of variables in PHP, including string, integer, boolean, etc.
This lesson shows you how to display the current date and time in U.S. and German formats, day of the week, week number, RFC 282 formatted dates, and so on. And there's even more: You'll also learn how to get this information for relative dates (e.g. tomorrow) or specific dates and times.
There's lots of math in this lesson: You'll see how to get the minimum, maximum, and average from a list of numbers, as well as how to get the remainder of a division, round up and down, get the absolute value, and generate random numbers.
This video shows you how to build an easy-to-use library of functions by using require_once and include_once to include functions and classes that you need in every file. It also shows you how to make Eclipse show pop-up information on all methods and classes no matter where they are located.
Forms are the building blocks of an interactive web site. If you learn to create forms while paying attention to issues of security and the separation of form and function, you'll know much of what you need to know to create robust web applications. In this chapter you'll see how to build a real-world form that looks professional and functions securely.
In this video you'll learn how to build a cross-browser, engaging form with HTML, CSS, and PHP.