Modern PHP Web Development with MySQL, GitHub and Heroku

Video 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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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


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. To get started with this course, you should have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

About The Author

Trevoir Williams: Trevoir Williams is a software engineer and part-time lecturer. With a master’s degree in computer science, he has spent over a decade teaching web, software, and database development courses. He also has extensive industry experience in web application development, Azure Cloud system, and server administration.

He enjoys teaching IT and development courses and hopes to impart knowledge of the latest developments in industry standards and techniques to his students.

Product information

  • Title: Modern PHP Web Development with MySQL, GitHub and Heroku
  • Author(s): Trevoir Williams
  • Release date: November 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801070669