Computers & Technology
|PHP & MySQL, Intermediate - Online
Learn how to create an interactive online store complete with an online catalog of products, allowing customers to browse the catalog to select items, place them in a shopping cart, and complete an order. You'll see how to use the popular MySQL database server to store product information (including images) and track customer orders. You'll also learn how to use the PHP programming language to display product images in your online store, allow customers to shop online using a shopping cart in their browser, and provide an administrative section to manage the store.
A PHP and MySQL development environment (the first lesson in the course walks through installing the Wampserver software, which provides a full PHP and MySQL development environment in one package. You download Wampserver for free from http://www.wampserver.com/en/); Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista (Wampserver does not support either Windows 98 or Windows Me); Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader). ; Note: Macintosh users can't use the Wampserver software and must provide their own PHP and MySQL development environment. Prior HTML coding experience is helpful, but not required.