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About the Course

In this course, we'll look at the object oriented patterns available in PHP. You'll learn how to connect to a MySQL using the Portable Data Objects (PDO) library and issue SQL commands in the the PHP language. We'll also look at how PHP uses cookies and manages session data. You'll learn how PHP avoids double posting data, how flash messages are implemented, and how to use a session to log in users in web applications. We'll then build the first 'complete' application that has multiple screens to Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) our data. This brings all the previous concepts together and will form the basis for all later web applications. It is assumed that learners have already taken the Building Web Applications course in this specialization....

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Jun 29, 2018

Awesome course, I think anyone who wants to do web app stuff should try this. Although it would a little difficult to go through the autograder, but believe me, It's worth it. Dedication is the key.


Nov 27, 2020

The course was very instructive, all the details were explained two or three times in a single video and the course instructor was very charismatic and fun to listen to! Thanks for the course!

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By Tahsin M

Aug 24, 2020

After completing 3 long courses finally I feel that I know a lot of stuffs about PHP and web.

By nasri k

Jun 6, 2020

if i will be a computer science and i invent programming language i

I will call it dr chuck

By Vincent B

Aug 3, 2020

Really great course ! Really interesting, learn a lot about using database with php !


Sep 24, 2020

very happy to take the course it is very informative course. Thank you sir, Dr.Chuck

By Ana G V F

Aug 5, 2020

An excellent course to learn how to use PHP with databases!! Highlly recommended!!

By Andreas K

Dec 16, 2018

Excellt course and intro to the topic. And I loved Doc Severin's style. Thanks.

By Michelle C

Oct 20, 2020

Great course. Finally learned some best practices after years of mis-using PHP

By Maximillian O

Dec 8, 2017

Excellent course on hooking up PHP with MySQL, server interaction and routing.

By Hamza A E

Oct 24, 2018

Amazing course! Easy to understand and straight to the most important points.

By Sabiha T S

Jul 21, 2020

It was really an awesome course! Thanks to Dr-Chuck <3! Lots of love <3 <3

By Lars W

Sep 17, 2020

Great course for starting programming clean PHP code with databases.

By Wai K W C

Jun 2, 2021

A great course which requires you to apply what you have learnt.

By Hasan E

Sep 17, 2020

Super amazing course!

many many thanks to dr.Chuck for his efforts

By Bimal T M

Jun 7, 2020

this was one of the best course i had taken.CRUD part was awesome

By Iakovos M

Jan 10, 2018

It is the perfect way to dig into the php and sql interconnection

By Mahmoud

Jan 10, 2018

As expected , AWESOME , thank you COURSERA , thank you Dr.chuck

By Yurii P

Nov 25, 2018

Very good tasks for course. The lessons are well structured.

By Girgis M I

Aug 3, 2019

Very Powerful Course, Thank you Very Much for this course .

By Vicente E C

Oct 3, 2022

Great course. Interesting, useful and well done practices.

By Pasan B G

Nov 4, 2020

Recommended to anyone needs to start programming with PHP!

By Karimah

Oct 24, 2020

Very helpful! It really help me to do my college projects.

By Sharon R F

Jan 4, 2020

Used these skills in my work immediately upon learning.

By Nabil F

Apr 5, 2019

Great Course ,helps me in my career ,Many thanks for Dr

By Tom4s T

May 25, 2020

A very practical course for building web applications!

By Abhishek K S

Jul 14, 2020

Very very interesting course,thanks to my instructor.