Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Institution Logo

Building Database Applications in PHP

University of Michigan via Coursera


In this course, we'll look at the object oriented patterns available in PHP. You'll learn how to connect to a MySQL using the Portable Data Objects (PDO) library and issue SQL commands in the the PHP language. We'll also look at how PHP uses cookies and manages session data. You'll learn how PHP avoids double posting data, how flash messages are implemented, and how to use a session to log in users in web applications. We'll then build the first 'complete' application that has multiple screens to Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) our data. This brings all the previous concepts together and will form the basis for all later web applications. It is assumed that learners have already taken the Building Web Applications course in this specialization.

Taught by

Charles Severance

Related Courses


5.0 rating, based on 1 reviews

Start your review of Building Database Applications in PHP

  • Mustafa Rehayee

    Mustafa Rehayee completed this course.

    I'm a developer of java database programming and web development.
    I studied different courses like edx , coursea and so on of you don't have motivation of programming just practice and you will enjoy from coding there you have another life.

Never stop learning Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free