Building a Dynamic Web App using PHP & MySQL

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create databases, users, and tables in MySQL and create the database connection in PHP.

Apply PHP knowledge to capture and secure input from user before sending it to the database.

Create the add, update, delete and retrieve functions in the PHP web app interacting with MySQL database

2 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to create a simple note-taking web app using PHP and MySQL. PHP and MySQL enable developing powerful dynamic web pages and applications. They are some of the most widely used technologies in the world right now for developing back-end applications. They allow you to create dynamic content on your webpage and bring it to life. They also allow to persist data in the backend database and use them in every different way. Eventually, you will be able to use the concepts you learned to build more complex and powerful web pages and applications using PHP and MySQL. This will open huge career opportunities in the field of back end web and mobile development. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)

  • MySQL

  • Back-end Web Development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction

  2. Preparing the Database

  3. Database Connection

  4. Capturing User Input

  5. Adding Records to the Database

  6. Retrieving Records from the Database

  7. Deleting Records and Security

  8. Updating Records

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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