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  • Posted September 7, 2010

    A Simple PHP Web Application for Absolute Beginners or Experienced Developers

    The first part of PHP for Absolute Beginners, 2009, by Jason
    Lengstorf,(he also wrote PHP and JQuery), from Apress Publishers
    is a concise, easy-to-follow introduction to basic PHP language.
    Everything you need to get started with PHP, from creating files,
    manipulating variables with operators, control structures,
    outputting to a browser, even using globals to pass parameters
    through the Common Gateway Interface, is presented in
    easy-to-understand examples.

    With the help of this book, an absolute beginner or experienced
    web site developer, can create afully functioning Web
    application. Understanding the intricacies of code in this book
    is not required to build a simple blog, but Lengstorf's code
    shows the most important functionality of Web applications,
    including advanced subjects like regex, uploading binary files,
    and automating syndication.

    Anyone messing around with databases used to be considered geeky,
    but in Chapter 4 Lengstorf covers how to connect to databases,
    database design & tables, data types, data entry, and data
    manipulation for all absolute beginners.

    Chaper 6's example, using Apache's rewrite module to create
    search-engine friendly URLs, was especially difficult for me, but
    now that I understand mod_rewrite, I will incorporate a simple
    blog into my Website.

    Jason Lengstorf built a versatile and concise Web application
    that absolute beginners, or experienced web site developers, can
    stacking up block by block. With reliable examples to illustrate
    concepts, those who are building personal or professional web
    sites can benefit from Jason Lengsdorf's PHP for Absolute
    Beginners, from Apress Publishers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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