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 capabilitiesHundreds of examples demonstrating countless facets of PHP and MySQL integration