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Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites (Animal Guide Series)

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by Robin Nixon
     
 

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If you know HTML, this guide will have you building interactive websites quickly. You'll learn how to create responsive, data-driven websites with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript, regardless of whether you already know how to program. Discover how the powerful combination of PHP and MySQL provides an easy way to build modern websites complete with dynamic data and user

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If you know HTML, this guide will have you building interactive websites quickly. You'll learn how to create responsive, data-driven websites with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript, regardless of whether you already know how to program. Discover how the powerful combination of PHP and MySQL provides an easy way to build modern websites complete with dynamic data and user interaction. You'll also learn how to add JavaScript to create rich Internet applications and websites.

Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript explains each technology separately, shows you how to combine them, and introduces valuable web programming concepts, including objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management. You'll practice what you've learned with review questions in each chapter, and find a sample social networking platform built with the elements introduced in this book.

This book will help you:

  • Understand PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
  • Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML features
  • Learn about JavaScript, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model
  • Use libraries and packages, including the Smarty web template system, PEAR program repository, and the Yahoo! User Interface Library
  • Make Ajax calls and turn your website into a highly dynamic environment
  • Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596157135
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Animal Guide Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s (his first computer was a Tandy TRS 80 Model 1 with a massive 4KB of RAM!). One of the web sites he developed presented the world's first radio station licensed by the music copyright holders. In order to enable people to continue to surf while listening, Robin also developed the first known pop-up windows. He has also worked full time for one of Britain's main IT magazine publishers, where he held several roles including editorial, promotions, and cover disc editing.

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Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
anothergoogleguy More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book about two weeks ago and I'm already done with it. I couldn't put it down. It's an easy read and I believe it goes further in debt than just the basics. It includes files for the reader to follow along with on their own PC at no additional charge. Robin Nixon does a great job with picking appropriate scenarios and further explaining them in detail as to why he chose them. The flow of chapter contents from PHP-->MySQL-->Ajax/JavaScript is right along with the traditional way that one would develop a dynamic website so you can rest assured that you won't find yourself lost in the process. Robin Nixon also spends a great deal of time explaining the importance of implementing security methods throughout your code. The books sums up with an interesting project where a user will create their very own socializing site. I highly recommend this book to those looking to get a foot in the doorway that is web development and for those looking to refresh their memory as this book also makes a great reference book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
PHP is so popular that if you're looking for a career in the web design/web scripting industry then you just have to know it! PHP course in Thrissur
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So straight foward and simple to understand.
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Lychock More than 1 year ago
As someone who has been studying this trio of subjects as a hobbyist for the last year or two I found Nixon's book to offer some usable, alternative methods of programming and the book is certainly a good reference. I'm finding that you really need to study several (if not 10's) of books on these subjects in order to get a good grasp on proper implementation as you would find to be the case on any professional subject. I love these three technologies as it offers the ability for someone who isn't developing in Java, or C# or any of the other C languages to create some really cool, real-life apps. Coupled with HTML5 and CSS I think this opens up so many doors. As usual, another programming book that positions itself as `introductory' is really not. I honestly feel the only good beginner books are, oddly, also from O'Reilly offered under the Head First imprint. But, that said, this is a good book to follow up with. VALUE (bad, eh, good, great): Good. BUY or RENT: Buy.
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azeen_job More than 1 year ago
I mean who uploads these books without testing them. And still after two reviews of the same complaint, here is a third one confirming the complaint.
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