Software Engineering in PHP  

PHP is today most popular programming language in developing web applications. This course covers all required topics for passing Zend Certified PHP Developer (PHP 7.1) exam and beyond. It provides its participants with the most up-to-date knowledge and practical experience required for developing today software systems in PHP. It includes 90 academic hours organized in two parts. The training material (slides, video clips, assignments, solutions and code samples) for the entire course is organized in small online courses on the e-learning platform we use during the course. The course is up-to-date with the latest version of PHP covering the new capabilities that were introduced in PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6 and PHP7. The entire course is captured on video (trainer laptop screen together with his explanations) in order to assist the participants to go over the material in between the meetings. The course is broadcasted online in order to allow remote participation.


Fundamental Topics in Software Development (First Part)
We cover the very basic topics in software development which are necessary in order to learn all other topics the course includes. This part focuses on very basic topics in procedural and object oriented programming. (10 academic hours)

Software Development  in PHP (Second Part)

The part covers nearly all topics the PHP Zend Certified Engineer exam covers and beyond. Taking this certification exam is highly important. Learning towards the exam takes the student into the highest possible levels of understanding. Those who pass this exam enjoy a different status in the industry. Their name is shown in the PHP Yellow Pages.  (80 academic hours)


Meeting

Topic

Online Course

1

The Internet

Procedural Programming

HTML

Introduction to The Internet
Internet History, The Web, HTTP Protocol, Web Services, Websites


Introduction to Procedural Programming
Simple Variables, Input & Output, If Statement, While Loop

XHTML Fundamentals
Introduction, Headings, Images, Links, Tables, Lists

2

Procedural Programming





Object Oriented Programming

Introduction to Procedural Programming
Arrays, Functions

XHTML Fundamentals
Forms


Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Objects & Classes, Class Members, Inheritance

3

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Introduction to PHP, PHP Basics, Functions

4

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Arrays

(Quiz in ‘PHP Basics’)
(Quiz in ‘Functions’)

5

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Strings
Regular Expressions
Web Forms

(Quiz in ‘Arrays’)

6

PHP

PHP Open Source Projects
Introduction
Architecture
Installation
Administration

Introduction to Procedural Programming

Recursive Function

PHP Fundamentals
Functions

(Quiz in ‘Strings & Patterns’)

7

PHP



PHP Fundamentals
HTTP Headers
Sessions Management
Object Oriented Programming  

(Quiz in ‘Object Oriented Programming’ 1st)

8

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Object Oriented Programming

(Quiz in
‘Object Oriented Programming’ 2nd)

תרגיל מתגלגל

9

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Object Oriented Programming
Extensions
Configuration

(Quiz in ‘Object Oriented Programming’ 3rd)  

10

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Object Oriented Programming
Performance
Closure

(Quiz in ‘Object Oriented Programming’ 4th)
(Quiz in Extensions)
(Quiz in Configuration)

11

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Exceptions Handling
Database Connectivity

(Quiz in Closure)

12

PHP

PHP Fundamentals
Accessing Files

Reflection Capabilities

13

PHP

PHP Security
Common Practices
Website Security
Database Security
Session Security
Filesystem Security
Shared Hosting

PHP Fundamentals
Namesapces
Networking
Web Forms (uploading file)

(Quiz in Performance)

(Quiz in ‘Exceptions’)

תרגיל מתגלגל

14

PHP

PHP Web Services
PHP & XML
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Document Object Model (DOM)
Web Distributed Data Exchange (WDDX)
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Java Script Objects Notation (JSON)

(Quiz in
‘Stream Network Programming’)
(Quiz in ‘Namespaces’)


תרגיל מתגלגל

15

PHP

PHP Design Patterns
Introduction
Structural Patterns
Behavioral Patterns
Creational Design Patterns

(Quiz in ‘Object Oriented Programming’)

16

PHP

MongoDB
Introduction
Jump Start
MongoDB Shell
Data Types
Crud Operations
Querying

Indexing
Compose.io
MongoDB PHP

17

PHP

PHP Fundamentals 
The Standard PHP Library

18

PHP

PHP Web Services
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

PHP Fundamentals 

Database Connectivity (Prepared Statements, PDO, Join Statements)

(Quiz in ‘PHP Standard Library’)



November 6th, 2013
The Slim Framework topic was extended with 7 new topics: Environment, Request, Response, Logging, Debugging and Configuration.

December 12th, 2013

More topics were added to CodeIgniter meetings. We now cover 30 different topics in CodeIgniter.

September 2th, 2014
The topic ‘MongoDB’ was added. The hours allocation for design patterns was shrinked in order to allow us having 1 full meeting dedicated for learning how to work with the MongoDB no-sql database both from the terminal and from code written in PHP.

October 20th, 2014
The course was updated to cover all new features that were added in PHP 5.6.

April 7th, 2018

The course length was decreased to 90 academic hours (instead of 140).