For folks who need powerful web database applications but don’t have money to burn, PHP and MySQL go together like strawberries and cream. If all you know about web databases is that you need one, read this book.
It takes you every step of the way: setting up PHP 5 and MySQL 4; building your database; protecting your data (and working around MySQL security issues); creating queries; and handling the other tasks web databases commonly need to perform.
You’ll also walk through building two complete applications. (All the code’s been updated for the latest versions of PHP and MySQL. That’s essential, since important MySQL default settings have changed.) Bottom line: This book makes web databases downright doable. 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.