Overview

This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms.

If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors’ many style tips and practical programming ...

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Programming PHP

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Overview

This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms.

If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors’ many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer.

  • Get an overview of what’s possible with PHP programs
  • Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements
  • Understand functions, strings, arrays, and objects
  • Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies
  • Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files
  • Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics
  • Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions

PHP is a simple yet powerful open-source scripting language for creating dynamic Web content. PHP is used by both programmers, who appreciate its flexibility and speed, and Web designers, who value its accessibility and convenience. "Programming PHP" is an authoritative guide to the latest version of the language.

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Forty percent of all web applications run on PHP. With the major PHP 5 upgrade fully matured through several point releases, now’s the time to master PHP (or deepen your existing skills). Packed with both insight and code, Programming PHP, Second Edition is all you’ll need.

If you wish, you can start comfortably with the absolute basics: data types, variables, flow control, functions, strings, arrays. Or, focus on what’s new: there’s detailed coverage of PHP 5’s improvements in object and XML support; a quick briefing on PHP Data Objects, and a thoroughly modernized chapter on extending PHP.

Or simply use this book as a problem solver. Need to output PDF? It’s explained. Need to build a database application? There’s a ten-page case study. Need to secure your scripts against SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and other exploits? You’ll find surprisingly simple solutions. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449365837
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 456,261
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Tatroe has been a Macintosh and Unix programmer for ten years. He is an experienced PHP developer, knowledgeable in the changes coming with PHP 5. He is also co-author of the first edition of Programming PHP.


Peter MacIntyre lives and works in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He has over 16 years of experience in the information technology industry, primarily in the area of software development.Peter's technical skill set includes several client/server tools and relational database systems such as PHP, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages, and CA-Visual Objects.Peter is certified by ZEND Corporation on PHP 4.x and has contributed writing material for Using Visual Objects (Que Corp.), Using PowerBuilder 5 (Que Corp.), ASP.NET Bible (Wiley Pub.), and Web Warrior Survey on Web Development Languages (Course Technology).Peter is also currently a contributing editor and author to the on-line and in-print magazine called php|architect (www.phparch.com). He has also 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.


Rasmus Lerdorf started the PHP Project back in 1995 and has been actively involved in PHP development ever since. Also involved in a number of other open source projects, Rasmus is a longtime Apache contributor and foundation member. He is the author of the first edition of the PHP Pocket Reference, and the co-author of the first edition of Programming PHP.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to PHP 1
2 Language basics 18
3 Functions 63
4 Strings 74
5 Arrays 119
6 Objects 143
7 Web techniques 164
8 Databases 196
9 Graphics 225
10 PDF 246
11 XML 261
12 Security 285
13 Application techniques 302
14 Extending PHP 321
15 PHP on windows 359
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