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PHP: The Good Parts: Delivering the Best of PHP
     

PHP: The Good Parts: Delivering the Best of PHP

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by Peter MacIntyre
 

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Get past all the hype about PHP and dig into the real power of this language. This book explores the most useful features of PHP and how they can speed up the web development process, and explains why the most commonly used PHP elements are often misused or misapplied. You'll learn which parts add strength to object-oriented programming, and how to use certain

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Get past all the hype about PHP and dig into the real power of this language. This book explores the most useful features of PHP and how they can speed up the web development process, and explains why the most commonly used PHP elements are often misused or misapplied. You'll learn which parts add strength to object-oriented programming, and how to use certain features to integrate your application with databases.

Written by a longtime member of the PHP community, PHP: The Good Parts is ideal for new PHP programmers, as well as web developers switching from other languages.

  • Become familiar with PHP's basic syntax, variables, and datatypes
  • Learn how to integrate the language with web pages
  • Understand how to use strings, arrays, and PHP's built-in functions
  • Discover the advantages of using PHP as an object-oriented language
  • Explore how PHP interacts with databases, such as SQLite and MySQL
  • Learn input- and output-handling best practices to prevent security breaches

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449390747
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Peter MacIntyre has over 19 years of experience in the information technology industry, primarily in the area of software development. He is a Zend Certified Engineer, and his technical skill set includes several web development languages, client/server tools, and relational database systems such as PHP, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages, and CA-Visual Objects. MacIntyre has contributed to several books, including "Using Visual Objects," "Using PowerBuilder 5," "ASP.NET Bible," "The Web Warrior Guide to Web Programming," and "Programming PHP 5," 2nd edition, and is a former contributing editor to the online and in-print magazine called "phparchitect," He has spoken several times at North American and international computer conferences, including CA-World in New Orleans, USA; CA-TechniCon in Cologne, Germany; and CA-Expo in Melbourne, Australia. MacIntyre lives and works in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he runs his own part-time software company called Paladin Business Solutions (www.paladin-bs.com) Ian Morse has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Prince Edward Island. He has experience working in both the public and private sectors. For the past several years, he has worked as a private consultant and web system developer under the name of geckoWARE.

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PHP: The Good Parts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you took a php class and needed to have a good book to remind you of some php this is the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago