Beginning PHP5, Apache, MySQL Web Development

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This update to a Wrox bestseller dives in and guides the reader through the entire process of creating dynamic, data-driven sites using the open source "AMP" model: Apache Web server, the MySQL database system, and the PHP scripting language. The team of expert authors covers PHP scripting, database management, security, integration, and e-commerce functions and comes complete with a useful syntax reference.

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Overview

This update to a Wrox bestseller dives in and guides the reader through the entire process of creating dynamic, data-driven sites using the open source "AMP" model: Apache Web server, the MySQL database system, and the PHP scripting language. The team of expert authors covers PHP scripting, database management, security, integration, and e-commerce functions and comes complete with a useful syntax reference.

  • Showcases three fully functional Web site examples, with implementations for both Windows and Linux, that readers can incorporate into their own projects
  • Updates include a new chapter on PHP5 features and functions, a new example Web site application, and updates to PHP5 throughout the text
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“…covers everything to get you going…definitely worth a look…” (OracleHome, 3 August 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764579660
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/24/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 1,234,199
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Naramore graduated from Miami University (Ohio)with a degree in Organizational Behavior and has been a Webdeveloper since 1997. Her main focus is in e-commerce, but shedevelops sites across numerous industries. She is currently amoderator at PHPBuilder.com, an online help center for PHP. Shelives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children, andlooks forward to someday returning to Miami to get her Masters inComputer Science.

Jason “goldbug” Gerner currently spends hisdays working as a Web developer in Cincinnati and burns free timecomplaining about lack of support for Web standards and abusingXML. He can often be found lurking in the PHPBuilder.com discussionforums, waiting to chime in with nagging comments about CSS or codeefficiency.

Yann “Bunkermaster” Le Scouarnec is thesenior developer for Jolt Online Gaming, a British gaming company.He is a moderator at PHPBuilder.com and a developer of open sourcePHP software for the gaming community. He has also worked for majorsoftware corporations as a software quality expert.

Jeremy “stolzyboy” Stolz is a Web Developerat J&M Companies, Inc. (www.jmcompanies.com), a print companyin Fargo, North Dakota. Jeremy is primarily a PHP/MySQL developer,but he has also worked with many other languages. When not working,he frequents the Internet and tries to keep his programming skillssharp and up to date. He is a contributor to and moderator atPHPBuilder.com.

Michael “BuzzLY” Glass has been a gladiatorin the software/Web site development arena for more than eightyears. He has more than ten years of commercial programmingexperience with a wide variety of technologies, including PHP,Java, Lotus Domino, and Vignette StoryServer. He divides his timebetween computer programming, playing pool in the APA, and runninghis Web site at www.ultimatespin.com. You can usually find himslinking around on the PHPBuilder.com forums, where he is amoderator with the nickname BuzzLY.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Configuring Your Installation.

Part II: Movie Review Web Site.

Chapter 2: Creating PHP Pages Using PHP5.

Chapter 3: Using PHP5 with MySQL.

Chapter 4: Using Tables to Display Data.

Chapter 5: Form Elements: Letting the User Work with Data.

Chapter 6: Letting the User Edit the Database.

Chapter 7: Manipulating and Creating Images with PHP.

Chapter 8: Validating User Input.

Chapter 9: Handling and Avoiding Errors.

Part III: Comic Book Fan Site.

Chapter 10: Building Databases.

Chapter 11: Sending E-mail.

Chapter 12: User Logins, Profiles, and Personalization.

Chapter 13: Building a Content Management System.

Chapter 14: Mailing Lists.

Chapter 15: Online Stores.

Chapter 16: Creating a Bulletin Board System.

Chapter 17: Using Log Files to Improve Your Site.

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting.

Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.

Appendix B: PHP Quick Reference.

Appendix C: PHP5 Functions.

Appendix D: MySQL Data Types.

Appendix E: MySQL Quick Reference.

Appendix F: Comparison of Text Editors.

Appendix G: Choosing a Third-Party Host.

Appendix H: An Introduction to PEAR.

Appendix I: AMP Installation.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Could have been great

    There are way too many errors in the code examples of this book. Check the book's website forums for proof. It is is a good book to read, but the errors are hard to debug when its their examples that are wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2006

    Excellent.. From a Self-taught Programmer

    I'm a self-taught programmer in PHP and consider myself a mildly advanced in it. A lot of it I already knew, but it covered in detail and I learned a lot about what I had already known. It includes a lits of PHP functions, a quick reference for MySQL, and goes through step by step to installing a functional developmental environment.

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