PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

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If you can build websites with CSS and JavaScript, this book takes you to the next level—creating dynamic, database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. Learn how to build a database, manage your content, and interact with users through queries and web forms. With step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and jargon-free explanations, you’ll soon discover the power of server-side programming.

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Overview

If you can build websites with CSS and JavaScript, this book takes you to the next level—creating dynamic, database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. Learn how to build a database, manage your content, and interact with users through queries and web forms. With step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and jargon-free explanations, you’ll soon discover the power of server-side programming.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get a running start. Write PHP scripts and create a web form right away.
  • Learn the language. Get up to speed on PHP and SQL syntax quickly.
  • Build a database. Use MySQL to store user information and other data.
  • Make it dynamic. Create pages that change with each new viewing.
  • Be ready for mistakes. Plan error messages to help direct users.
  • Manage your content. Use the file system to access user data, including images and other binary files.
  • Control operations. Create an administrative interface to oversee your site.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596515867
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Brett McLaughlin is a bestselling and award-winning non-fiction author. His books on computer programming, home theater, and analysis and design have sold in excess of 100,000 copies. He has been writing, editing, and producing technical books for nearly a decade, and is as comfortable in front of a word processor as he is behind a guitar, chasing his two sons and his daughter around the house, or laughing at reruns of Arrested Development with his wife.

Brett spends most of his time these days on cognitive theory, codifying and expanding on the learning principles that shaped the Head First series into a bestselling phenomenon. He's curious about how humans best learn, why Star Wars was so formulaic and still so successful, and is adamant that a good video game is the most effective learning paradigm we have.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part 1: PHP and MySQL Basics

Chapter 1: PHP: What, Why, and Where?

Chapter 2: PHP Meets HTML

Chapter 3: PHP Syntax: Weird and Wonderful

Chapter 4: MySQL and SQL: Database and Language

Part 2: Dynamic Web Pages

Chapter 5: Connecting PHP to MySQL

Chapter 6: Regular Expressions

Chapter 7: Generating Dynamic Web Pages

Part 3: From Web Pages to Web Applications

Chapter 8: When Things Go Wrong (and They Will)

Chapter 9: Handling Images and Complexity

Chapter 10: Binary Objects and Image Loading

Chapter 11: Listing, Iterating, and Administrating

Part 4: Security and the Real World

Chapter 12: Authentication and Authorization

Chapter 13: Cookies, Sign-Ins, and Ditching Crummy Pop-Ups

Chapter 14: Authorization and Sessions

Part 5: Appendixes

Installing PHP on Windows Without WAMP

Installing MySQL Without MAMP or WAMP

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    Seems to be oriented to a Windows environment and is very basic.

    Seems to be oriented to a Windows environment and is very basic.
    When it said "The missing book" I thought they meant the "Users Guide" not the "Quick Start Pamphlet"

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