Bill Hollett is a professional PHP web developer and the new KLUG webmaster. He used a laptop running OpenSuSE v10.x and the Impress application in OpenOffice.org with the KLUG SVGA projector to take us through 47 slides detailing the AMP (Apache, MySQL, & PHP) web development basics. Bill does not limit his programming to MySQL for his interactive web-based applications.
What is PHP? PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://www.php.net/ If I use an If statement will my program think? What's a For Loop for? What happens while a While Loop runs? How do Functions function? Can anyone explain an array? What's a henway? Bill covered these and more at our first in a series on basic web site programming. Bill used humor to keep everyone awake and he was obviously enjoying sharing how wonderful PHP is to work with. That grin was ear to ear. Great to hear from someone who really enjoys their work tools. A henway? OK!
PHP programming basics covered in this session: Format of PHP Code Variables If Statements Nesting Arrays Functions Parameters Function Parameters While Loops While Ooops For Loops Loopy Loops
Look for Bill’s next PHP programming presentation in May. If you missed the first session, catch up and get ready for more web site development and PHP fun. Maybe Bill will go over the henway again.