Modern PHP Web Development with MySQL, GitHub and Heroku

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Modern PHP Web Development with MySQL, GitHub and Heroku

Unlock powerful techniques to develop and deploy data-driven web applications using PHP, MySQL, Heroku, and learn how to manage them with GitHub.

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

With PHP, you can easily develop a robust web application in no time. Even non-programmers and beginners find PHP a great tool to get started with web development. This course will take you through the process of building an amazing web application in PHP.

The course starts with an introduction to PHP and then takes you through the learning objectives. Next, you will learn to set up a PHP environment using XAMPP and install Visual Studio Code on your machines. In addition to this, you will also learn to install the Composer package manager and create a GitHub and Heroku account. Next, you will discover how PHP works and understand its basics and syntaxes on the go. Moving along, you will go through the process of building a PHP website and learn the steps for publishing a website to Heroku. Finally, you will learn to create and manage databases with phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench.

By the end of this course, you will be well-versed with PHP and will have developed the essential skills needed to build a data-driven web application.

All the code files and resources for this course are available at:



If you are new to PHP or an experienced web developer who is looking to learn PHP to build powerful web applications, this course is for you.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Understand the PHP application flow
  • Become familiar with PHP syntaxes
  • Manipulate data using PHP Data Objects (PDO)
  • Find out how to use the Bootstrap 4 framework in a PHP project
  • Use GitHub for source control
  • Deploy a web application using Heroku


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • To get started with this course, you should have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Modern PHP Web Development with MySQL, GitHub and Heroku


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 05:54 05:54
Environment Configuration
5 Lectures
PHP Basics and Syntax
13 Lectures
PHP Forms and MySQL and User Authentication
20 Lectures

Instructor Details

Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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