In this class you will learn the basic programming skills in PHP that will prepare you to take our Drupal Module Development course.
Who is it for?
Want to create custom Drupal modules, but don't know PHP? This class is for you.
How is it taught?
The class will consist of four weekly video lessons, each around 3.5 hours long, and four weekly live Q&A sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover the topics listed below and can be watched on-demand, anytime that is convenient for you. At the end of each lesson, you will be given an assignment to practice what you've learned. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.)
The weekly live sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions from and will help troubleshoot any issues you have doing the assignment. (GotoMeeting allows us to view your computer, and take control of your keyboard and mouse if needed. So, we can see any error messages that you're seeing and figure out how to fix it right on the spot.) In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions during the week.
After the course is over you can continue to access the lesson videos, free of charge, forever. There are no monthly subscription fees. Just come back and watch the lessons whenever you want. They are a great reference when you forget how to do something.
Lessons In This Course
|How PHP Works||00:12:20|
|Using the DrupalTutor DevStack||00:25:48|
|Using the Example Code in This Class||00:15:38|
|Creating Your First PHP Program||00:16:51|
|Using Variables in PHP||00:24:07|
|Using the PHP Debugger||00:16:27|
|Operators in PHP||00:38:52|
|Using Conditionals to Create Branching Logic||00:48:22|
|Functions Part 1: Declaring Functions and Parameters||00:33:38|
|Functions Part 2: Understanding Variable Scope||00:27:46|
|Indexed and Associative Arrays||00:51:22|
|Common String Processing and Regular Expression Functions||00:26:24|
|Object Oriented Programming: stdClass Objects||00:08:02|
|Object Oriented Programming: Classes and Objects||00:42:59|
|Object Oriented Programming: Namespaces and Autoloading||00:28:31|
|Object Oriented Programming: Type Hinting||00:29:18|
|Object Oriented Programming: Static Members||00:28:03|
|Object Oriented Programming: Inheritance||00:40:12|
|Object Oriented Programming: Interfaces||00:23:14|
|Using Databases and SQL||00:48:37|
|Modern PHP: Introduction||00:14:56|
|Modern PHP: Managing Dependencies with Composer||00:22:05|
|Modern PHP: Annotations (and Doctrine)||00:38:30|
|Modern PHP: Dependency Injection||00:43:59|
|Modern PHP: Event Listeners / Subscribers||00:30:36|
|An Overview of Local Development Environments||00:01:50|
|Using Lando as a Local Development Environment||00:39:00|
|Using DDev as a Local Development Environment||00:28:36|
|Using DrupalVM as a Local Development Environment||00:30:38|
See It In Action
Watch this sample video to get a sense of what this course is like.
About Your Instructor
Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.
Try this course for a week, and if you don't agree that it's the best way to learn Drupal, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.