MySQL/PHP Database Applications

MySQL/PHP Database Applications

by Jay Greenspan, Brad Bulger
     
 

More businesses and ambitious individuals are trying to bring applications to the Web but they are bewildered with the array of components and concepts needed to create a data-driven site. The cost, stability and ease of development using the Open Source PHP 4 scripting language and a MySQL database makes this combination the best choice for small and mid-size…  See more details below

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More businesses and ambitious individuals are trying to bring applications to the Web but they are bewildered with the array of components and concepts needed to create a data-driven site. The cost, stability and ease of development using the Open Source PHP 4 scripting language and a MySQL database makes this combination the best choice for small and mid-size Web-based applications. PHP4/MySQL Database Applications demonstrates web-application development by presenting seven real, ready-to-use examples starting with a simple guess book and ending with a fully-functional e-commerce site with a shopping cart. Inexperienced users will learn the essentials of working with PHP4 and MySQL so they can start building and customizing database applications for the web right away!

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Most folks who use PHP and MySQL have one goal in mind: to build fast, cost-effective web applications. My SQL/PHP Database Applications ignores aspects of MySQL and PHP that aren't relevant to this goal, focusing specifically on what you need to know to create robust web applications.

The authors, who hail from Webmonkey and Wired Digital -- twin meccas of web development -- start by reviewing the basics of MySQL database design -- including some MySQL limitations and workarounds you'll need to know about (no referential integrity, stored procedures, unions, sub-selects, et cetera). They present just enough SQL to handle the meat-and-potatoes database tasks most web applications require; then offer a concise, to-the-point introduction to PHP. (You'll be thankful you read the chapter on writing organized, readable code -- and so will your colleagues.)

Next, it's on to the heart of the book -- seven real applications (two "simple", five "not-so-simple"): guestbooks, surveys, catalogs, content management systems, threaded discussions, problem tracking systems, and shopping carts. For each, you'll find complete, ready-to-run code -- thoroughly explained, and with plenty of screen captures to show you how it'll look when it's implemented.(Bill Camarda)

--Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey-based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000.

--Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia cThe Barnes & Noble Review
Most folks who use PHP and MySQL have one goal in mind: to build fast, cost-effective web applications. My SQL/PHP Database Applications ignores aspects of MySQL and PHP that aren't relevant to this goal, focusing specifically on what you need to know to create robust web applications.

The authors, who hail from Webmonkey and Wired Digital -- twin meccas of web development -- start by reviewing the basics of MySQL database design -- including some MySQL limitations and workarounds you'll need to know about (no referential integrity, stored procedures, unions, sub-selects, et cetera). They present just enough SQL to handle the meat-and-potatoes database tasks most web applications require; then offer a concise, to-the-point introduction to PHP. (You'll be thankful you read the chapter on writing organized, readable code -- and so will your colleagues.)

Next, it's on to the heart of the book -- seven real applications (two "simple", five "not-so-simple"): guestbooks, surveys, catalogs, content management systems, threaded discussions, problem tracking systems, and shopping carts. For each, you'll find complete, ready-to-run code -- thoroughly explained, and with plenty of screen captures to show you how it'll look when it's implemented.(Bill Camarda)

--Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey-based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764535376
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
M and T Bks.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.48(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Greenspan, a writer and database developer, was most recently a producer at Wired Digital's Webmonkey, where he wrote about PHP, ASP, XML, and other topics. Brad Bulger, a seasoned software developer who previously worked at Ingres (now part of Computer Associates) and Wired magazine, is currently a software engineer at Wired Digital.

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