Career Development

Project Tutorial: Building a Business Directory web-app in PHP


Brodie124 is a veteran streamer on LiveEdu with four years experience in the industry. His real name is Brodie Pestell, and he is from United Kingdom, Chester, Derby. He loves working on the backend aspect of websites and server and is a core member of “The Underdog-games team.” One of his premium work is BSOD, a virtual hacking game that offers a realistic, unique and moddable environment for players to explore. With 214 hours streamed and 205 followers, he wants to share his knowledge with the LiveEdu audience.

The project that she will work on is “Building a Business Directory web-app in PHP.” This project is in TEACHING mode. It is a live and real-world project. This means that you can interact with the streamer and communicate with them directly using chat. Got stuck? Just go ahead and ask her questions.

  • Starting Date: Thursday, 6th April 2017 EST
  • Schedule: Weekly 7-9PM EST New York time on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

What is the project about?

Building a business directory web-app is a good way to learn or explore new skills. The web app will be built using PHP, and hence offers great value to anyone who is willing to expand their PHP knowledge. The project will cover everything required to create a fully-functionally business directory website. The process will cover basic development environment setup, concept creation and execution, proper methodology use, and so on.

In the end, you will be able to create a fully-functional business directory web-app.

For who is the project aimed at?

The project is aimed at learners who are eager to expand their web development skills. To completely enjoy and learn at the same time, the viewer should have a basic understanding of HTML/CSS/JavaScript, basic PHP, and SQL, database-driven websites in general. If you are a complete beginner, the course is not for you. You need to meet the basic requirement before you can start with the tutorial.

This tutorial may especially stand out to people who:

  • Wish to learn how to build a business directory.
  • Wish to further enhance their knowledge of PHP and/or database-driven websites.
  • Wish to gain an insight into methodologies used by other developers and how certain sites could be developed.

What will you be able to do after you finish the course?

After you complete the tutorial, you will be able to work confidently using PHP programming language. You will also have a fully-functional business directory web-app. You can use the web app for your academic project or add more functionality to it. The choice is yours. The learned skills from the tutorial will also help you in future projects using PHP programming language.

The Curriculum

Session 1: Setting up the Environment

  • Setting up the development environment (IDE and web server)
  • Potentially start designing the concept

Session 2: Finish site concept & start development

  • Continue designing the concept
  • Begin to develop based on the concept

Session 3+: Continue to develop site until it’s finished

  • Develop the site until it’s finished

Web development is one of the most-wanted skills in the market right now. And, if you think that you want to become a Web developer, you should have the skills to build complete apps successfully. PHP, on the other hand, is the number one programming language on the web, giving you tons of opportunities to use your skill to improve your career and demand in the market.

To watch and learn, you need a LiveEdu Pro subscription. With just the subscription, you will not only be able to learn from this tutorial but also get access to other Premium Project Tutorials.

About author

I, Dr. Michael J. Garbade is the co-founder of the Education Ecosystem (aka LiveEdu), ex-Amazon, GE, Rebate Networks, Y-combinator. Python, Django, and DevOps Engineer. Serial Entrepreneur. Experienced in raising venture funding. I speak English and German as mother tongues. I have a Masters in Business Administration and Physics, and a Ph.D. in Venture Capital Financing. Currently, I am the Project Lead on the community project -Nationalcoronalvirus Hotline I write subject matter expert technical and business articles in leading blogs like,, Cybrary, Businessinsider,, TechinAsia, Coindesk, and Cointelegraph. I am a frequent speaker and panelist at tech and blockchain conferences around the globe. I serve as a start-up mentor at Axel Springer Accelerator, NY Edtech Accelerator, Seedstars, and Learnlaunch Accelerator. I love hackathons and often serve as a technical judge on hackathon panels.