Learning PHP and MySQL [NOOK Book]

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The PHP scripting language and MySQL open source database are quite effective independently, but together they make a simply unbeatable team. When working hand-in-hand, they serve as the standard for the rapid development of dynamic, database-driven websites. This combination is so popular, in fact, that it's attracting manyprogramming newbies who come from a web or graphic design background and whose first language is HTML. If you fall into ...

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Learning PHP and MySQL

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Overview

The PHP scripting language and MySQL open source database are quite effective independently, but together they make a simply unbeatable team. When working hand-in-hand, they serve as the standard for the rapid development of dynamic, database-driven websites. This combination is so popular, in fact, that it's attracting manyprogramming newbies who come from a web or graphic design background and whose first language is HTML. If you fall into this ever-expanding category, then this book is for you.


Learning PHP and MySQL starts with the very basics of the PHP language, including strings and arrays, pattern matching and a detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions. Next, it explains how to work with MySQL, covering information on SQL data access for language and data fundamentals like tables and statements.Finally, after it's sure that you've mastered these separate concepts, the book shows you how to put them together to generate dynamic content. In the process, you'll also learn about error handling, security, HTTP authentication, and more.


If you're a hobbyist who is intimidated by thick, complex computer books, then this guide definitely belongs on your shelf. Learning PHP and MySQL explains everything--from basic concepts to the nuts and bolts of performing specific tasks--in plain English.


Part of O'Reilly's bestselling Learning series, the book is an easy-to-use resource designed specifically for newcomers. It's also a launching pad for future learning, providing you with a solid foundation for more advanced development.

PHP and MySQL are quickly becoming the standard for rapid development of dynamic, database driven web sites. The authors begin with the very basics of the PHP language--including arrays and strings, pattern matching, and a detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions--and explain how to work with MySQL.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596553500
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 354,490
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Michele Davis, a career writer since she was eight years old, has owned a technical writing and software training company since 1988. Michele contributed to the "HTML Bible 4.0" (Wiley).

Jon Phillips is a software developer who works with Oracle 9i, Oracle Financials and HRMS. Jon creates the backend of web sites that Michele designs and writes. Jon uses PHP and MySQL for numerous clients that want a database or web site interaction, such as forms. Both Michele and Jon are members of a PHP list serve.

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Table of Contents

1 Dynamic content and the Web 1
2 Installation 14
3 Exploring PHP 33
4 PHP decision making 55
5 Functions 77
6 Arrays 99
7 Database basics 113
8 Using MySQL 134
9 Getting PHP to talk to MySQL 163
10 Working with forms 181
11 Practical PHP 205
12 Modifying MySQL objects and PHP data 233
13 Cookies, sessions, and access control 252
14 Security 273
15 Validation and error handling 290
16 Sample applications 302
17 Finishing your journey 328
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Do you want to know how to create dynamic web sites? If you do, then this book is for you. Authors Michele E. Davis and Jon A. Phillips, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how programming, templating and databases work. Davis and Phillips, begin by showing you how PHP handles simple text, and then moves on to basic decision making. Then, the authors discuss expressions and statements. Next, they introduce you to some basic database structure so that you have an understanding of databases. They also show you how to connect to the MySQL database using the client tools that come with MySQL. The authors then continue by showing you how to connect to a MySQL server from PHP. Then, they show you how to start working on some of the more common tasks that you¿ll perform when writing PHP programs. Next, the authors show you how to perform more complicated database tasks from PHP. They also explore your options for validating form data before a form submission. Finally, the authors arm you with numerous resources that can help you during your PHP and MySQL journey. This most excellent book will walk you through many challenges. Perhaps more importantly, you¿ll be able to design new features and let you imagination run wild!

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