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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional
     

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional

by W Jason Gilmore
 

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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to two of the most prominent open-source technologies on the planet: the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database server. Updated to introduce the features found in MySQL's most significant release to date, readers will learn how to take

Overview

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to two of the most prominent open-source technologies on the planet: the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database server. Updated to introduce the features found in MySQL's most significant release to date, readers will learn how to take advantage of the features of both technologies to build powerful, manageable, and stable web applications.



Essentially three books in one, readers will not only profit from extensive introductions to the core features of each technology, but also learn how to effectively integrate the two in order to build robust data-driven applications. Packed with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers based on author W. Jason Gilmore's seven years of expertise working with these technologies, readers will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide.



What you’ll learn


  • The PHP language


  • How to back your web site with MySQL


  • Templating so that you can apply a consistent design across all pages on your site


  • How to authenticate your web site users


  • How to use cookies to maintain information (such as items in a shopping cart) while a user is browsing your site




Who this book is for


This book is written for developers seeking to take advantage of the PHP language and MySQL database to create powerful web applications.



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"A comprehensive introduction to … the scripting language PHP and the MySQL database server. This book will not only expose … core aspects of both technologies, but will provide valuable insight into how they are used in unison to create dynamic data-driven Web applications." (it-expert, Issue no. 48, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430202998
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1080
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

W. Jason Gilmore is a web developer and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies large and small build amazing software solutions. He has been teaching developers from around the world about web development for over a decade, having written six books, including the bestselling �Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition� and �Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework, Second Edition�.

Over the years Jason has been published more than 300 times within popular publications such as Developer.com, PHPBuilder.com, JSMag, and Linux Magazine, and instructed hundreds of students in the United States and Europe. He�s recently led the successful development and deployment of a 10,000+ product e-commerce project, and is currently working on a variety of new e-commerce initiatives. Jason is cofounder of the wildly popular CodeMash Conference, the largest multi-day developer event in the Midwest.

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