PHP: A Comprehensive Intermediate Guide to Learn the Concept of PHP Programming

By: MG Martin
Narrated by: William Bahl
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For the last 10 years, PHP has continued to evolve from just being a niche language used to power websites to an efficient tool that delivers an extensive functionality to businesses. 

Whether you plan to launch your best career in web development or you just want to set up your personal interactive website to save yourself the costs of hiring a PHP developer, this intermediate audiobook will help you learn fundamental concepts you can apply in your development process. In this audiobook, you will learn the popular strategies and concepts designed wholly for web development. 

The PHP programming language together with the MySQL database is the ultimate package to help you release your web application. Once you acquire the fundamental skills in PHP, you will be at a better ground to enhance your web application and embrace your users. Regardless of whether you are a mobile developer experienced in Java, learning PHP and MySQL is important. There is no better and easy way to build web services that can be consumed fast by mobile devices than in PHP.

PHP is a language popularly known for its efficiency, simplicity, flexibility, and security. Take your PHP skills to the next level with this handy and powerful intermediate audiobook. This audiobook provides you with a step-by-step learning process while discussing different topics in PHP. 

The PHP code snippets provided in this audiobook have been commented out to ensure you understand each concept discussed. This audiobook provides you with an advanced training in PHP programming in a very interactive way that you won’t struggle to research any more information. This audiobook will not only instill you with the essential information you need to be an efficient PHP programmer, but it will also empower you and give you the confidence to read even further. 

Inside, you will learn:

  • How to use restful APIs in PHP
  • Create PHP graphics
  • How to read, write, append, and delete files in PHP
  • How you can prevent hackers from intruding your site
  • Discuss PHP sessions and cookies
  • Advanced OOP-classes, methods, and objects
  • And much more

Don’t wait! Grab your copy today and take your PHP programming skills to another level. 

©2018 MG Martin (P)2018 MGC Publishing

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I was really interested in learning the PHP language. Getting started can be a somewhat complicated process. I have tried various books in the past and I couldn’t seem to grasp it, but this book made it really easy to understand step by step. I've learned a lot of things that others only promised to teach. M.G. Martin shows every single detail about the PHP language. He offers real-life examples to make it easy to understand both the fundamental and more advanced concepts of PHP. It's rich with information on where to get help to further understand some of the syntax used in the book. After the completion of this guide, I was able to learn Restful APIs, PHP and Internet Services, PHP Graphics, Classes and Objects, Security and Encryption, Regular Expressions, Files, Session and Cookies, and Advanced OOP. Every chapter is impressive and goes in-depth. Perfect, very well-explained, and a great guide to learn in-depth concepts of social applications. Whether you plan to launch your best career in web development or you just want to set up your personal interactive website to save yourself the costs of hiring a PHP developer, then don't miss this guide. In my opinion, it's one of the best investments any web developer can have. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to take web development to another level.

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Must-have and listen to!

Are you looking for a guide to help you learn and understand the concept of PHP Programming? Then I gladly recommend this book to you. This book covers a comprehensive intermediate guide to learn and master the concept of PHP programming. This book has covered different concepts in PHP: from how to use Restful APIs, create graphics in PHP, classes, and objects in PHP, and Security and Encryption, among others. You will also learn how you can use PHP cookies and sessions to pass data between different pages. MG Martin did well in describing advanced topics very well. He shared his insights into PHP to ensure that you understand the hows and whys of each concept discussed and can put that understanding to use in different contexts. He applies it to real-life situations which makes it easier to understand. His teaching style and way of explanation is amazing. Listening to this audiobook will help you build confidence to develop your own solutions to a wide range of programming challenges using this language. In general, this guide is structured in a way that makes you want to revisit it anytime you need clarification on the topic.

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Well explained and organized

This book provides you with a solid foundation to continue to explore other advanced PHP related topics. As such, don’t stop learning because upgrades in PHP are released often, and it is advised to remain updated with what is taking place in the technology sector. If you think of a few things in this world, you will discover that a majority of them have the main type and a sub-type. For instance, there are human beings. Human beings can be classified into men and women. In this case, men and women are described as sub-type. Both of them share a lot of attributes. For example, both have a head and a leg. Additionally, both have faces, ears, toes, mouth, and many others. In addition, they do similar activities. Most people walk in the same way, work the same way, brush teeth in the same way as well as eat in the same manner. Besides the many similarities that human beings can share, there are also certain differences between men and women. Extending classes refers to the ability to collect and put all the common features into one parent class.

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In-depth!

This audiobook is very in-depth. I have learned a lot and already have been able to apply what I learned. Taking this course was one of the best things I did to myself during this global pandemic lockdown, as a matter of fact, I graduated from Mechanical Engineering and I have no idea or knowledge on PHP or web development but my passion for it made me purchase this great course and today I'm glad this course has taught me a lot. Highly recommend this course and looking forward to other courses from MG Martin.

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This is my subsequent time to find out about PHP codes and I think, this is the suitable one for my task in school. Since I am an IT understudy in the fourth-year school level, so perhaps it will help for my investigations and different exercises, for example, programming and making a basic site which is a piece of IT courses particularly in Computer Science Course. Since I have this book, possibly I ought to prescribe this to my colleagues which the equivalent of my course.

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Must-listen

I got this book with the recommendation of my teacher, hoping it would give me some guidance on a database project. Turns out it has some excellent tutorials, e.g. the middle part of the book is easily readable even if you only know basic MySQL/PHP. The concise examples and explanations definitely helped me make rapid progress and learn more PHP than I could have otherwise. I would consider purchasing a newer edition for future reference.

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Perfect

As a beginning programmer with only a handful of QBasic experience, this was the book that showed me everything I needed to know to start exploring my creative potential efficiently when programming. It gives excellent examples that clearly unify the model, view, controller framework at a low enough level that I never felt any unwarranted assumptions about my knowledge and understanding were made.

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Amazing reference

Amazing reference. Explanations are super clear, taking concepts one at a time, building on them progressively as we go along. The author comes across as very knowledgeable, is quite detailed in his approach and the courses are easy to follow along. Looking great so far.

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Satisfied!

PHP is one of the programming languages I wanted to learn. By having this guide, I would say that I did learn a fairly good amount and that I was able to get to know PHP. I think this course is a good starting point for people who want to get into PHP nonetheless. It gives you a general idea of its important features and how to apply them.

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An excellent guide to follow

If you already have a piece of reasonable knowledge about PHP but you want to learn more that gives you the edge, then this book is perfect for you. The chapters aren’t too long but cover a wide range of topics. An excellent guide to follow and a great resource to apply and refer to when you need it.

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  • Lorelie M.
  • 08-13-20

Provides simple yet effective strategies

I was really interested in learning the PHP language. Getting started can be a somewhat complicated process. I have tried various books in the past and I couldn’t seem to grasp it, but this book made it really easy to understand step by step. I've learned a lot of things that others only promised to teach. M.G. Martin shows every single detail about the PHP language. He offers real-life examples to make it easy to understand both the fundamental and more advanced concepts of PHP. It's rich with information on where to get help to further understand some of the syntax used in the book. After the completion of this guide, I was able to learn Restful APIs, PHP and Internet Services, PHP Graphics, Classes and Objects, Security and Encryption, Regular Expressions, Files, Session and Cookies, and Advanced OOP. Every chapter is impressive and goes in-depth. Perfect, very well-explained, and a great guide to learn in-depth concepts of social applications. Whether you plan to launch your best career in web development or you just want to set up your personal interactive website to save yourself the costs of hiring a PHP developer, then don't miss this guide. In my opinion, it's one of the best investments any web developer can have. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to take web development to another level.

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  • Zyrille S.
  • 08-17-20

Offers a real-life examples

Are you looking for a guide to help you learn and understand the concept of PHP Programming? Then I gladly recommend this book to you. This book covers a comprehensive intermediate guide to learn and master the concept of PHP programming. This book has covered different concepts in PHP: from how to use Restful APIs, create graphics in PHP, classes, and objects in PHP, and Security and Encryption, among others. You will also learn how you can use PHP cookies and sessions to pass data between different pages. MG Martin did well in describing advanced topics very well. He shared his insights into PHP to ensure that you understand the hows and whys of each concept discussed and can put that understanding to use in different contexts. He applies it to real-life situations which makes it easier to understand. His teaching style and way of explanation is amazing. Listening to this audiobook will help you build confidence to develop your own solutions to a wide range of programming challenges using this language. In general, this guide is structured in a way that makes you want to revisit it anytime you need clarification on the topic.

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  • Margaret Colines
  • 08-21-20

Great PHP guide

This book provides you with a solid foundation to continue to explore other advanced PHP related topics. As such, don’t stop learning because upgrades in PHP are released often, and it is advised to remain updated with what is taking place in the technology sector. If you think of a few things in this world, you will discover that a majority of them have the main type and a sub-type. For instance, there are human beings. Human beings can be classified into men and women. In this case, men and women are described as sub-type. Both of them share a lot of attributes. For example, both have a head and a leg. Additionally, both have faces, ears, toes, mouth, and many others. In addition, they do similar activities. Most people walk in the same way, work the same way, brush teeth in the same way as well as eat in the same manner. Besides the many similarities that human beings can share, there are also certain differences between men and women. Extending classes refers to the ability to collect and put all the common features into one parent class.

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  • Richard M.
  • 08-21-20

I really appreciated the content

I really appreciated the content, it was pretty easy to follow and for procedural programming, I actually learned quite a bit. I look forward to finishing the rest of the features and I am thinking after that I will take Martin's other course. I updated my rating after finally finishing the course. If you are new to PHP take this course to really get you moving fast. I have been coding for years and it was still very informative and useful to me. Taking another course now.

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  • Angela
  • 08-18-20

I found it to be of good quality

I listened to this book and found it to be of good quality (5/5). I had some experience with PHP and MySQL before I picked up this book. A large part of this book is also dedicated to building projects with potentially large numbers of users, such as online message boards, e-commerce, etc. This section of the book is good at giving a reader a sense of how to generally write dynamic web apps with PHP and MySQL.

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  • Evengeline Eve
  • 08-17-20

Very easy to understand lectures

Very easy to understand lectures, a good learning curve, teaches things you can directly apply to your own projects. The course meets my expectations and does cover many aspects that are immediately useful or in the near future. It covers a lot of material and I’m sure will address the majority of reader's questions and codes necessary to achieve a task on hand.

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  • Jacob Ferrer
  • 08-17-20

I found this book to be well written

I found this book to be well written, informative, and extremely helpful to those learning the ins and out of web development. Spending 1hr and 45mins with this book goes into detail on the front end/back end programming and helped me create my very own website. I would definitely recommend this to anyone starting out with web development

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  • Mel
  • 08-15-20

Great resource to apply

If you already have a piece of reasonable knowledge about PHP but you want to learn more that gives you the edge, then this book is perfect for you. The chapters aren’t too long but cover a wide range of topics. An excellent guide to follow and a great resource to apply and refer to when you need it.

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  • Luise Wood
  • 08-14-20

Informative

Before listening and studying this guidebook, I had zero knowledge about PHP. Now, with the course completed, I just feel I know a lot more things and understand them. The author is simply solid in his explanations. I also love the narration by William!

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  • Taylor S.
  • 08-21-20

Comprehensive

A well structured and comprehensive guide. The author helped me with my PHP journey. He provides an opportunity to learn and master this language whether you are a beginner or intermediate. The discussions are very interesting enough to have a firm background in dealing with PHP. It was indeed a good start.

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