PHP Cookbook

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Overview

When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook's unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges.

PHP Cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that you'll face ...

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Overview

When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook's unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges.

PHP Cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that you'll face regularly. With topics that range from beginner questions to advanced web programming techniques, this guide contains practical examples — or "recipes" — for anyone who uses this scripting language to generate dynamic web content. Updated for PHP 5, this book provides solutions that explain how to use the new language features in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new PDO data access extension. New sections on classes and objects are included, along with new material on processing XML, building web services with PHP, and working with SOAP/REST architectures. With each recipe, the authors include a discussion that explains the logic and concepts underlying the solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596101015
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 812
  • Sales rank: 793,661
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of Platform and Services for eBay and is the author of two O'Reilly books, Upgrading to PHP 5 and PHP Cookbook.

Adam has an MBA from Columbia Business School. While there, he focused on general management and operations, with an emphasis on the field of technology. Adam also has a BA from Columbia University. As an undergraduate he majored in mathematics, and his other studies included computer science and Chinese.

Before returning to school, he cofounded and served as vice president for development at two companies, Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both firms, he led the front- and middle-end web site design and development, worked on corporate planning and strategy, and served as liaison between the product and marketing teams.

David Sklar is an independent consultant specializing in software development, strategic planning, and technical training. 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. He is the author of O'Reilly's Learning PHP 5, Essential PHP Tools (Apress) and the coauthor of PHP Cookbook (O'Reilly).

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

Preface

Chapter 1: Strings

Chapter 2: Numbers

Chapter 3: Dates and Times

Chapter 4: Arrays

Chapter 5: Variables

Chapter 6: Functions

Chapter 7: Classes and Objects

Chapter 8: Web Basics

Chapter 9: Form

Chapter 10: Database Access

Chapter 11: Sessions and Data Persistence

Chapter 12: XML

Chapter 13: Web Automation

Chapter 14: Consuming Web Services

Chapter 15: Building Web Services

Chapter 16: Internet Services

Chapter 17: Graphics

Chapter 18: Security and Encryption

Chapter 19: Internationalization and Localization

Chapter 20: Error Handling, Debugging, and Testing

Chapter 21: Performance Tuning and Load Testing

Chapter 22: Regular Expressions

Chapter 23: Files

Chapter 24: Directories

Chapter 25: Command-Line PHP

Chapter 26: PEAR and PECL

Colophon

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