PHP Fast & Easy Web Development, 2nd Edition / Edition 2by Julie Meloni
Pub. Date: 01/28/2002
Publisher: Course Technology, Inc.
Prima Tech's fast & easy approach is now available for Web developers! You don't have to spend your time wading through manuals to learn PHP. Spend it doing what you do best-creating Web pages! Use this one-of-a-kind learning tool to install and configure PHP and create your own contact management system. Prima Tech's fast & easy web… See more details below
Prima Tech's fast & easy approach is now available for Web developers! You don't have to spend your time wading through manuals to learn PHP. Spend it doing what you do best-creating Web pages! Use this one-of-a-kind learning tool to install and configure PHP and create your own contact management system. Prima Tech's fast & easy web development series combines easy-to-understand instructions with visual examples. The result is a unique, hands-on approach to PHP that you won't find anywhere else. Less time, less effort, more results!
Screen by screen, use this comprehensive PHP guide to:
- Install Apache using Windows or Linux
- Mix PHP and HTML
- Use PHP variables
- Display dynamic content
- Apache Web Server-Windows binary and source code
- PHP4-Windows binary and source code
- MySQL-30-day shareware evaluation of win32 binary and binary for Linux running on Intel X86 processors!
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: Getting Started 1. Installing and Configuring MySQL 2. Installing Apache 3. Installing PHP Part 2: The Absolute Basics of Coding in PHP 4. Mixing PHP and HTML 5. Introducing Variables and Operators 6. Using Variables Part 3: Start with the Simple Stuff 7. Displaying Dynamic Content 8. Sending E-Mail 9. Using Your File System 10. Uploading Files to Your Web Site Part 4: Getting to Know Your Database 11. Establishing a Connection 12. Creating a Database Table 13. Inserting Data into the Table 14. Selecting and Displaying Data Part 5: user Authentication and Tracking 15. Database-Driven User Authentication 16. Using Cookies 17. Session Basics Part 6: Creating Your Own Contact Management System 18. Planning Your System 19. Adding Contacts 20. Modifying Contacts 21. Deleting Contacts 22. Working with Contacts Part 7: Additional Administration Scripts 23. Managing a Simple Mailing List 24. Creating Custom Logs and Reports Appendices: A: Additional Configuration Options B: Basic PHP Language References C: Writing Your Own Functions D: Basic MySQL Reference E: Database Normalization F: Getting Help
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It's a great book to start learning PHP and MySQL with. It shows you all the basics, and gives you great working examples. Easy to read and understand.
Im new to php, but not to programming. After comparing this book with many others I found myself always coming back to this book b/c it is straight foward and easy. This is a excellent buy, if you already have done cgi programming with perl. Also, if you are new to apache, mysql, and php installation, then this book offers a how-to installation section which covers both Linux and Windows. This book provides a lot of examples with clear explanation, so even if you don't have much programming experience don't worry this is the book for you.
Its a really good book to get you started, BUT, if you haven't coded with a similar language (such as asp), you might be in for a surprise! The code you download from the website, and the code in examples in the book have multiple typos. I spent a few hours just finding some spaces in the code downloaded from their site--spaces that caused the contacts database to not run. Sure would be nice if they tested the code first. Given that, I would not consider this the 'fast&easy' development.