Learning PHP 5

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PHP has gained a following among non-technical web designers who need to add interactive aspects to their sites. Offering a gentle learning curve, PHP is an accessible yet powerful language for creating dynamic web pages. As its popularity has grown, PHP's basic feature set has become increasingly more sophisticated. Now PHP 5 boasts advanced features—such as new object-oriented capabilities and support for XML and Web Services—that will please even the most experienced web professionals while still remaining ...

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Overview

PHP has gained a following among non-technical web designers who need to add interactive aspects to their sites. Offering a gentle learning curve, PHP is an accessible yet powerful language for creating dynamic web pages. As its popularity has grown, PHP's basic feature set has become increasingly more sophisticated. Now PHP 5 boasts advanced features—such as new object-oriented capabilities and support for XML and Web Services—that will please even the most experienced web professionals while still remaining user-friendly enough for those with a lower tolerance for technical jargon.If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the book you need. If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the book you need. With attention to both PHP 4 and the new PHP version 5, it provides everything from a explanation of how PHP works with your web server and web browser to the ins and outs of working with databases and HTML forms. Written by the co-author of the popular PHP Cookbook, this book is for intelligent (but not necessarily highly-technical) readers. Learning PHP 5 guides you through every aspect of the language you'll need to master for professional web programming results. This book provides a hands-on learning experience complete with exercises to make sure the lessons stick.Learning PHP 5 covers the following topics, and more:

  • How PHP works with your web browser and web server
  • PHP language basics, including data, variables, logic and looping
  • Working with arrays and functions
  • Making web forms
  • Working with databases like MySQL
  • Remembering users with sessions
  • Parsing and generating XML
  • Debugging
Written by David Sklar, coauthor of the PHP Cookbook and an instructor in PHP, this book offers the ideal classroom learning experience whether you're in a classroom or on your own. From learning how to install PHP to designing database-backed web applications, Learning PHP 5 will guide you through every aspect of the language you'll need to master to achieve professional web programming results.
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Here’s a PHP 5 book that’s equally useful for experienced programmers and nonprogrammers who simply want to deliver dynamic web content without too much hassle. David Sklar covers all you need to create forms, integrate with databases, manage users, create dynamic graphics, send email, and do plenty more. What must you know before you start? HTML -- that’s all.

Sklar starts by clearly explaining how PHP interacts with web browsers and servers. He shows how to handle text and numbers; create and reuse functions; write programs that make decisions based on user input; and work with arrays. You’ll write cookies, interact with files, even work with XML. There’s a full chapter on debugging, too. If you build web sites, this book will quickly get PHP into your toolbox, where it belongs. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596005603
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/2/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 721,359
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

is an independent software development and strategic technology consultant. He was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both companies, David oversaw the architecture and development of varied systems to deliver personalized dynamic content to users around the world. After discovering PHP as a solution to his web programming needs in 1996, he created the PX (http://px.sklar.com/), which enables PHP users to exchange programs. Since then, he has continued to rely on PHP for personal and professional projects. When away from the computer, David eats mini-donuts, plays records, and likes to cook. He lives in New York City and has a degree in Computer Science from Yale University.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Chapter 1: Orientation and First Steps

Chapter 2: Working with Text and Numbers

Chapter 3: Making Decisions and Repeating Yourself

Chapter 4: Working with Arrays

Chapter 5: Functions

Chapter 6: Making Web Forms

Chapter 7: Storing Information with Databases

Chapter 8: Remembering Users with Cookies and Sessions

Chapter 9: Handling Dates and Times

Chapter 10: Working with Files

Chapter 11: Parsing and Generating XML

Chapter 12: Debugging

Chapter 13: What Else Can You Do with PHP?

Appendix A: Installing and Configuring the PHP Interpreter

Appendix B: Regular Expression Basics

Appendix C: Answers To Exercises

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2005

    Very Basic, Quick Read

    This book covers the absolute basics of PHP. For anyone making the transition to PHP from PERL, this book will probably be too basic. Covering topics like variables, arrays, and very basic web implementation, anyone who isn't a programmer could use this book to help connect a web front end with a database (such as MySQL). I really recommend buying Programming PHP along with this book if you're looking for intermediate topics.

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