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  1. A living, breathing, course continuously updated whenever new significant versions of PHP get release, whether that's PHP 7.0 to 7.1, of PHP 7.x to PHP 8.x, I'll be sure you have the latest information as quickly as possible in new videos.
  2. Teach you the difference in coding standards that makes the difference between a PHP artisan, and someone who's self-taught and spends years in the dark. (HINT: SOLID, DRY, YAGNI! You'll learn what they mean and why they're important, and also why your code should comment itself.)
  3. Has several micro-courses to help you grow in ways that matter, potentially putting you six-figures or more in profit!

Bread and Butter (Basics and Advanced PHP Concepts)

What about the main course? (Hint: it's not a dinner roll! :) ) Here's what you can expect.

  1. Getting started with Eclipse PDT (free)
  2. Variables (including global variables)
  3. Data types (arrays, strings, int, float, etc.)
  4. Superglobals ($_GET, $_POST, $_COOKIE, $_SERVER, $_FILES, $_REQUEST) - The general I/O for your PHP application
  5. Flow control (if/elseif/else, for, foreach, while, do/while, switch) - Control what happens in your application
  6. Ternary statements
  7. Error handling with try/catch/finally
  8. Functions (including anonymous/lambda functions)
  9. Type Hinting (classes, array, scalar types [New in PHP 7!])
  10. OOP (Classes, methods, properties [static and dynamic], scope, and more!)
  11. Generators
  12. GuzzleHTTP for API interaction
Marketplace

Course Project

During the course, we will learn how to build a basic online freelance marketplace in Laravel 7. Rick spent 2 years of his life building a very elaborate online freelance marketplace, and he'll distill his knowledge down into the basics so we can fit it into a course project. You'll also hear about numerous other options you could use to expand the marketplace into your own awesome creation, while reinforcing your knowledge in PHP.

What's an online freelance marketplace? Simple. It's a place where vendors and shoppers meet each other and transact service-based business. An example of some of them are Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr.

The project includes the following:

  1. Laravel 7 training
  2. Git using GitHub
  3. Authentication system, and a deep dive into how that works behind the scenes.
  4. Create and manage a project screens
  5. Project search and Laravel Scout with Algolia's free tier
  6. CI/CD with Travis CI

Micro Courses Included FREE in this Course

PHP is one of the most prevalent languages on the internet, but HTML and JavaScript are staples of any quality frontend. Furthermore, without a solid income from your investment, you'd only be spending money in hopes of getting your next job. Don't worry! I'll clue you in on how I started on government welfare, but went on to make six figures on Upwork, and how you can follow in my footsteps. (Please note that I cannot guarantee that you will make six figures, or even a single penny by using what you learn, but if you give it your all, I'd be shocked if you weren't successful at making some nice money.)

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My secrets as a six-figure Upwork freelancer

PHP has the uncanny double standard of being EXTREMELY popular on online freelance marketplaces, such as Upwork, but almost non-existent in traditional jobs. If you're looking to work for yourself, learn PHP and go freelance. If you'd prefer to work for the man, try Node.js, Python, Java, or another language popular for that career path. I'll show you how to succeed as a six-figure freelancer on Upwork.

You'll also learn the various caveats of each of the major online freelance marketplaces, such as Fiverr, Freelancer.com, and Upwork, so that you can make your own decisions on where to start your journey as a freelancer.

SOLID, DRY, YAGNI

SOLID, DRY, YAGNI

...and other tips that'll make you a PHP artisan instead of just someone writing code.

  • S — Single responsibility principle
  • O — Open/closed principle
  • L — Liskov substitution principle
  • I — Interface segregation principle
  • D — Dependency inversion principle
  • DRY — Don't Repeat Yourself!
  • YAGNI - You Aren't Gonna Need It!
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WordPress and WooCommerce

WordPress powers 35% of the entire internet at the time of writing this in February 2020. Just a couple months ago, it powered 34%! That's a massive market share, and it's no surprise that Upwork is filled to the brim with WordPress and WooCommerce projects. During this course we'll build the following WordPress plugins from scratch, while keeping our codebase FAR cleaner than most WordPress plugins, or even WordPress core itself.

  • Custom WooCommerce Thank-You Page - Create a custom thank-you page for your WooCommerce installation on WordPress.
  • Featured Products Widget - Build a widget to display an admin-defined list of posts on your sidebar, footer, or anywhere else your theme supports widgets!
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Laravel 7

Laravel is the most popular PHP framework at the time of writing, and we'll learn how to build software in laravel. You'll learn the components that make up the framework, such as model, views, controller, the Artisan CLI and more. You'll also get hands-on training in Laravel Spark and Laravel Nova not taught in other courses in PHP and Laravel!

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Vue.js

Learn the very basics of using Vue.js to build your frontend. As we'll be using Laravel, Vue.js will come up somewhat often when working with their products, and you should be able to hit the ground running with Vue.js.

Course Curriculum

  Course Introduction
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  Install and Setup
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  BOOT CAMP - The Basics
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  BOOT CAMP - It's Browser Time!
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  BOOT CAMP - Loops
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  BOOT CAMP - Functions and File I/O
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  BOOT CAMP - OOP and 3rd-Party Software
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  BOOT CAMP - Time Traveling with DateTime and Carbon
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  BOOT CAMP - Databases - PHP PDO and MySQL
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  SOFTWARE PRINCIPLES - SOLID, DRY, YAGNI
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  SOFTWARE PRINCIPLES - Extras
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  BONUS 1 - Six-Figure Upwork Freelancer
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  WORDPRESS PROJECT 1 - Custom WooCommerce "Thank You" Page
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  WORDPRESS PROJECT 2 - WordPress Widget
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  LARAVEL BOOT CAMP - Laravel 7
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  LARAVEL BOOT CAMP - Vue.js Primer
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  LARAVEL PROJECT - Build an Online Freelance Marketplace
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  PHP Version Differences
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The Complete PHP Masterclass - Go from Beginner to Artisan

This beginner PHP 7 course gives you the skills you need to succeed as a freelance software engineer.

17 years of experience in a course-sized format.

2 payments of $50/month

The Complete PHP Masterclass - Go from Beginner to Artisan

This beginner PHP 7 course gives you the skills you need to succeed as a freelance software engineer.

17 years of experience in a course-sized format.

Rick

Hi, I’m your instructor.


Rick Mac Gillis has 17 years of experience as a software engineer, and began his career using PHP and MySQL in 2003. Since then he has gone on to become a published author on various topics in the software industry, build a successful tech startup, receive transformative training from Robert C. Martin (founder of the modern Agile movement), and now seeks to pass his knowledge onto you!

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The PHP 7 Microcourse - Learn PHP in a Day!

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