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Hands-On Introduction: PHP

Instructor: Joe Casabona

If you’re looking to get a better feel for PHP but not really sure where to ramp up your skills, you should check out this hands-on introduction that lets you write your own code as you go. In this course, instructor Joe Casabona gives you an overview of working with PHP, the popular, all-purpose scripting language that props up the back end of many of the world’s websites. Learn the tricks of manipulating existing code and writing new code to create your own applications. As you develop your skill set, Joe gives you pointers on how to integrate and expand your codebase to retrieve information from an API, connect to a database, build a downtime monitor, and more.

The best way to learn a language is to use it in practice. That’s why this course is integrated with GitHub Codespaces, an instant cloud developer environment that offers all the functionality of your favorite IDE without the need for any local machine setup. With GitHub Codespaces, you can get hands-on practice from any machine, at any time—all while using a tool that you’ll likely encounter in the workplace. Check out the “Using GitHub Codespaces with this course” video to learn how to get started.

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