PHP 5/PostgreSQL Bootcamp Offers Fast Track to Web Developers August 31-September 4, 2009

When the Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., first offered PHP 5/PostgreSQL Bootcamp in February 2007, seasoned and would-be web developers clamored for a seat in the class. Since then, it has continued to attract web developers hungry for a context-driven PHP 5 training class that goes beyond the basics. Students unable to secure a spot in the last offering have another chance to register for this intensive and dynamic class, scheduled for August 31-September 4, 2009.

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The writing was clearly on the wall. Students were ready to sink their teeth into something more substantial that better represented real world challenges. The new PHP/PostgreSQL Bootcamp meets that demand.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2009

You asked for it and the Big Nerd Ranch delivers. When the Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., first offered PHP 5/PostgreSQL Bootcamp in February 2007, seasoned and would-be web developers clamored for a seat in the class. Since then, it has continued to attract web developers hungry for a context-driven PHP 5 training class that goes beyond the basics. Students unable to secure a spot in the last offering have another chance to register for this intensive and dynamic class, scheduled for August 31-September 4, 2009.

"Even when we taught PHP 5 as a stand-alone class, database integration was a crucial aspect of the development process. Students really focused on the database as a tool to create powerful, dynamic web applications," said Mark Fenoglio, PHP5/PostgreSQL instructor. "The writing was clearly on the wall. Students were ready to sink their teeth into something more substantial that better represented real world challenges. The new PHP/PostgreSQL Bootcamp meets that demand."

Mark now offers a hybrid class that combines the flexibility and usability of PHP5 with PostgreSQL, which has earned a reputation for scalability, stability and robustness that outpaces its competitors. Most importantly, the combined class retains the depth and breadth of instruction formerly provided in the two previously distinct classes. Lessons are taught using a working web and database server to create a more realistic learning environment, and by the end of the class, students will have developed a complete web-based customer relationship management (CRM) application.

"Students immediately see the impact of the lesson and have a better context in which to master the content," Mark added. "That is really the key to helping students emerge from the class ready to take on complex, database-backed web applications."

Syllabus topics include:

  • Understanding PHP 5 from functions to objects to arrays
  • Accessing PostgreSQL and creating dynamic, public-facing web pages
  • Securing your application from common outside attacks
  • Reducing development time by integrating with third-party libraries like PEAR
  • Producing dynamic pdfs on the web with FPDF and integrating AJAX, CSS and XML into the application
  • Improving your code by learning to apply important design patterns
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