Make a Google search engine clone: JavaScript PHP and MySQL (

Learn JavaScript, PHP and MySQL by building your own search engine from scratch! A COMPLETE walkthrough!

Created by: Reece Kenney

Produced in 2018

What you will learn

  • Create a search engine
  • Create a web crawler

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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

Do you want to become an expert in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL?
Do you want to build a real search engine just like Google?
If so, you're in the right place! This course will guide you step by step in creating your own Google clone COMPLETELY from scratch.
We're talking the kind of website that will amaze anybody that sees it. The kind of website that will get you hired in no time!
Why let me teach you?
I work as a Software Engineer at Microsoft where I build products used by millions of people all over the world! I want to take the skills I've gained through years of working with some of the best developers in the world and transfer them directly to you!
I've taught thousands of students here on Udemy and created some of the most popular development courses on Udemy!
Okay so what's the course about?
I will personally guide you, step by step, in creating your own search engine just like Google complete with:
  • Site search
  • Image search
  • Complete pagination system
  • Image full screen preview
  • And much more!
Whether you are a complete beginner* or an experienced programmer, this course will be massively beneficial to you.
Why should I take the course?
In the programming world, the "big 4" often consists of Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. To get a job at any of these companies, you absolutely MUST know the essentials: HTML, CSS, PHP, JQuery, JavaScript and MySQL.
If you take this course, you will have nothing to worry about because we use all of these skills extensively!
By enrolling in this course, you will have the COMPLETE support of a Microsoft Software Engineer (me). I'm always ready to answer any question you may have. Programming issues, errors, feature requests, general programming advice - it doesn't matter, I'm always happy to help! I always aim to respond to questions within a few hours and it's also worth noting that I've answered EVERY SINGLE question asked so far on all of my courses.
Future course discounts:
By enrolling in this course, you will get access to ALL of my current and future courses for the lowest possible discount we as instructors are capable of offering on Udemy - FOREVER.
Project portfolio:
The site you create in this course will be the highlight of your project portfolio! Any potential employer who see's this project on your resume will want to hear all about it. The reason? They know that a project like this means you're familiar with the wide range of technical skills they need their employees to know.
Finally, this project is a lot of fun and I know you'll have a great time implementing your own unique ideas as well as the ones we implement together. What are you waiting for?
*You don't need any experience to take this course, however a basic understanding of HTML would be great. I will explain everything as I go, but some things I spent more time on than others. I don't spent a huge amount of time on the absolute lowest level basics e.g. what is HTML. So if you have absolutely no experience programming, you are absolutely fine to take this course, just ask me to explain things further if you would like a more detailed explanation :)Who this course is for:
  • Anyone! Beginners or experience programmers.

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Reece Kenney

Hi there! My name is Reece Kenney, and I'm from Rugby, England. I currently work as a Software Engineer at Microsoft where I spend my days doing a range of front end and back end development using languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript and C# to name a few! Through my work at Microsoft, I have a lot of experience developing products that are used by millions of people every day! I'm also fortunate enough to work alongside some of the best and brightest software engineers in the world.
I'm here on Udemy to share my knowledge with as many people as possible and hopefully make a difference in people's lives. I love to teach and can't wait to personally guide you towards your own personal goals! If you take any of my courses, you'll have my full support every step of the way!



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Reece once again: He is the best here on Udemy! An absolute real Engineer with great ideas and great quality work.Buy and learn for your life!

Still having trouble with the database connection. Other than that the course was excellent

This is the 3rd of Reece's courses that I've taken and I've enjoyed them all thoroughly so far. Well paced and kept very interesting. YouTube clone up next!

Perfect for someone who wants to know how to build a search engine from scratch. I learned more than I thought I would. The course was well organized and all the code worked for me.

I have only learned php for few months. Without doubt, this course is challenging, fun and interesting. It took me awhile since I went back to learn some OOP whenever I get stuck but I am glad that I made it through to the end of this course.

The course is good and well presented, however a lot of the time you are just copying and pasting rather than learning how things really work. The instructor frequently says that if you have any questions feel free to answer them however he will only help people who have made errors in the copying and pasting part, if you have any other question it's just too bad you're on your own.

This course is very clear and easy to follow.All of the code is up to date,the explanations are quick and easy to understand! This Course helped me to further my knowledge on PHP as well as javascript. I Really Really Recommend this course!

Good learning experience. Reece makes it look easy. To me, not so easy. Man do I have a lot to learn. Thanks Reece!

Really fun and engaging course. I did this one after the build a Spotify clone course. These courses are great for someone who already knows a bit of html, js, css, and php and just wants to build something fun to get better at your skills.

It is a good course! Instructor Reece answers questions promptly!

I had a bit of trouble keeping up, and had to pause multiple times to catch up, but that was just me and the text editor I was using. Terrific course, and I love the end results. Now, I just need to implement it into my website so that it fits in with my format/template. Should be no problem. Thank you.

This course was very useful and interesting. I really enjoyed it. Reece is an excellent instructor, I admire him.