Friday, 27 January 2017

Class 5 - Different types of PHP opening and closing tags(Videos)

Class 5 - PHP different types of opening and closing tags

There are several variations of php opening and closing tags. A few of them are not supported in newer versions of PHP. However, the objective of this class is to explore five different variations for the purpose of certification. You might not have seen a few of them. ;)

De Facto variation/Most used


PHP echo tags


PHP short tags. These must be enabled in PHP before you use them. 



A rare one! This is called the script tag. This is still supported in a few versions(5.x)



Lastly, a very rare and ambiguous one! Many of us are not even sure why this was even introduced.




Finally, you can refer the official documentation to find more info about these tags here.

Saturday, 21 January 2017


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Class 3: Tools - Creating a workspace, and setting a stack on Codenvy(Video)

Codenvy is a beautiful platform. I just love it!! It offers a lot of flexibility and mobility. Moreover it's free. As I will be using this whenever I am online, I'll run through the basics of setting up an account, creating a work space and setting up a PHP stack in this video. Enjoy and please do share!!



Class 2: Intro: Zend Certified PHP Engineer Certification(Video)

In the previous post(Class 1 - Warm up) you learnt how to setup a basic local development environment to run php scripts. I also had a video recording for that. If you missed it, find it here

In this class, you will see what you will learn on this website going forward. The upcoming videos will focus on clearing the Zend PHP Certification. All the best!!

Reference: Zend cert topics


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Class 1 - Warm up (Video)

Bare Basics

I am very happy to see that you are interested in learning PHP. In this very first class you will see where to start. Please find the video below that explains a few concepts pertaining to PHP in general.




Assignment/Questions to ponder on -


  • Can I change my document root? (www) folder to be elsewhere?
  • Is PHP a purely object oriented programming language?
  • Can you create a desktop application with PHP?