Write PHP Like a Pro: Build a PHP MVC Framework From Scratch

Learn to write faster, easier to maintain, more secure PHP websites by using a model-view-controller framework

Learn the basic concepts of using a model-view-controller framework that will make your PHP projects faster, easier to write and maintain, and more secure.

What you’ll learn

  • Separate application code from presentation code.
  • Organise your PHP code into models, views and controllers in an MVC framework.
  • Use namespaces and an autoloader to load PHP classes automatically.
  • Use the Composer tool to manage third-party package dependencies and autoloading.
  • Handle errors and exceptions in PHP and display more or less error detail based on the environment.
  • Understand how MVC frameworks work, making it easier to learn an existing framework like Laravel or CodeIgniter.

Course Content

  • Introduction: MVC concepts and development environment setup –> 6 lectures • 18min.
  • Routing: how URLs are processed in an MVC framework –> 6 lectures • 14min.
  • Advanced routing: add simpler but more powerful routes –> 9 lectures • 33min.
  • Controllers and actions –> 12 lectures • 35min.
  • Views –> 9 lectures • 19min.
  • Manage code using Composer –> 7 lectures • 17min.
  • Models –> 6 lectures • 14min.
  • Configuration and error handling –> 8 lectures • 21min.
  • Conclusion –> 3 lectures • 7min.

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  • You should already be familiar with PHP and HTML..
  • You should be comfortable installing software on your computer – in the first section we’ll be installing a web server..

Learn the basic
concepts of using a model-view-controller framework that will make
your PHP projects faster, easier to write and maintain, and more

Learn to
Structure your PHP Code Like a Professional by Building a PHP MVC
Framework from Scratch.

  • Model-view-controller
    (MVC) pattern concepts
  • Build an MVC
    framework in PHP from scratch
  • Separate
    application code from presentation code
  • Use namespaces
    and an autoloader to load classes automatically


Take your PHP
Projects to the Next Level

Learning how to use
an MVC framework puts a very powerful tool at your fingertips. Most
commercial websites and web applications written in PHP use some sort
of framework, and the MVC pattern is the most popular type of
framework in use.

The gap between
knowing PHP and using a framework can be huge. This course bridges
that gap. By writing your own framework from scratch, you’ll gain an
understanding of just how each component works. Frameworks like
Laravel, Symfony and CodeIgniter all use the MVC pattern, so
understanding how an MVC framework is put together will give you a
strong background to more easily learn frameworks such as these.

Content and

I designed this
course to be easily understood by programmers who know PHP but don’t
know how to use a framework. Are you putting database code and HTML
in the same PHP script? Want to know why this is a bad idea? Want to
know how to do it better?

Starting with the
basic concepts of MVC frameworks, this course will take you through
all the steps needed to build a complete MVC framework, a piece at a

Beginning with a
single PHP script, each lecture explains what you’re going to add to
the code and why, building up the framework step by step. At the end
of this course, you’ll have built a complete MVC framework in PHP,
ready to use in your own projects.

Complete with
working source code at every stage, you’ll be able to work alongside the instructor
and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon
finishing the course.

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