Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional

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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fifth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The latest edition includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, coverage of the Composer dependency manager, and thorough introductions to MySQL’s most relied-upon features.

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Overview

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fifth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The latest edition includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, coverage of the Composer dependency manager, and thorough introductions to MySQL’s most relied-upon features.

You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Authors Jason Gilmore and Massimo Nardone draw upon more than fifteen years of experience working with these technologies to pack this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. Some of the book’s highlights include:

  • Detailed instructions regarding installing PHP, MySQL and several popular web servers
  • A thorough introduction to the PHP language, including its string handling, networking, forms processing, and object-oriented features
  • An extensive overview of MySQL’s fundamental features, including supported data types, database management syntax, trigger, view, stored routine syntax, and import/export capabilities
  • Hundreds of examples demonstrating countless facets of PHP and MySQL integration

What you’ll learn

  • Configure a killer PHP and MySQL development environment for all major platforms, including Windows, OS X, and Linux.
  • Understand the nuances of object-oriented programming through a comprehensive two chapter introduction to the topic and PHP’s associated features.
  • Gain valuable insight into best practices by learning all about automated unit testing using PHPUnit and powerful MVC framework
  • Effectively manage your MySQL data by choosing from one or several of the powerful graphical administration tools introduced in this book.
  • Understand intermediate and advanced MySQL features such as stored procedures, triggers, and views.

Who this book is for

Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is for the reader seeking a comprehensive introduction to PHP, MySQL, and how to effectively use these two popular technologies together. It’s for the reader who is struggling with configuring a proper development environment, and who is perhaps having a hard time grasping the finer points of object-oriented development. Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is an excellent choice for any reader who is in search of a friendly, thorough, and no-nonsense approach to ramping up their web development knowledge in a hurry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430260431
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/15/2016
  • Edition description: 5th ed. 2014
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 820

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.

Massimo Nardone holds a Master of Science degree in Computing Science from the University of Salerno, Italy. He worked as a PCI QSA and Senior Lead IT Security/Cloud/SCADA Architect for many years, and currently works as the Security, Cloud and SCADA Lead IT Architect for Hewlett Packard Finland. He has more than 20 years of work experience in IT, including Security, SCADA, Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, Mobile, Security and WWW technology areas for both national and international projects. Massimo has worked as a Project Manager, Cloud/SCADA Lead IT Architect, Software Engineer, Research Engineer, Chief Security Architect, and Software Specialist. He worked as visiting lecturer and supervisor for exercises at the Networking Laboratory of the Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University). He has been programming and teaching how to program with Perl, PHP, Java, VB, Python, C/C++ and MySQL for more than 20 years. He is the author of Beginning PHP and MySQL (Apress, 2014) and Pro Android Games (Apress, 2015).

He holds four international patents (PKI, SIP, SAML and Proxy areas). This book is dedicated to Pia, Luna, Leo e Neve who are the beautiful reasons of his life.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introducing PHP
  2. Configuring Your Environment
  3. PHP Basics
  4. Functions
  5. Arrays
  6. Object-Oriented PHP
  7. Advanced OOP Features
  8. Managing Errors and Exceptions
  9. Strings and Regular Expressions
  10. Working with the File and Operating System
  11. Working with PEAR, Pyrus and Composer
  12. Date and Time
  13. Working with HTML Forms
  14. Authenticating Your Users
  15. Handling File Uploads
  16. Networking
  17. PHP and LDAP
  18. Session Handlers
  19. Templating with Smarty
  20. Web Services
  21. Securing Your Website
  22. Creating Ajax-Enhanced Features with jQuery and PHP
  23. Building Websites for the World
  24. Introducing PHP MVC Frameworks
  25. Introducing MySQL
  26. Installing and Configuring MySQL
  27. The Many MySQL Clients
  28. MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes
  29. Securing MySQL
  30. Using PHP with MySQL
  31. Introducing PDO
  32. Stored Routines
  33. MySQL Triggers
  34. MySQL Views
  35. Practical Database Queries
  36. Indexes and Searching
  37. Transactions
  38. Importing and Exporting Data
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