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Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL
     

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL

by Hugh E. Williams, David Lane
 

What do eBay, Amazon.com and CNN.com have in common? They're all applications that integrate large databases with the Web. The popularity (and power) of these applications stems from their accessibility and usability: thousands of users can access the same data at the same time without theneed to install any additional software on their computers.Web

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What do eBay, Amazon.com and CNN.com have in common? They're all applications that integrate large databases with the Web. The popularity (and power) of these applications stems from their accessibility and usability: thousands of users can access the same data at the same time without theneed to install any additional software on their computers.Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL offersweb developers a mixture of theoretical and practical information on creating web database applications. Using PHP, and MySQL, two open source technologies that are often combined to develop web applications, the book offers detailed information on designing relational databases and on web application architecture, both of which will be useful to readers who have never dealt with these issues before. The book also introduces Hugh and Dave's OnlineWines, a complete (but fictional) online retail site that allows users to browse, search a database, add items to a shopping cart, manage their membership, and purchase wines. Using this site as an example, the book shows you how to implement searching and browsing, store user data, validate user input, manage transactions, and maintain security.If you want to build small to medium-scale web database applications that can run on modest hardware and process more than a million hits a day from users, this book will show you how.

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Introduces techniques for building applications that integrate large databases with web interfaces. Using a three-tier architecture, the book focuses on the middle tier and the application logic that brings together the fundamentally different client and database tiers. The authors explain the principles behind searching, browsing, storing user data, validating user input, managing user transactions, and security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596000417
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Since the mid 1990s David Lane has worked as a software engineer and IT manager with the Multimedia Database Systems group at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. In that group he has helped to develop and commercialize the Structured Information Manager, a large-scale SGML/XML document repository and a high performance Web server. David has also worked with Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra, in areas as diverse as Satellite Communications, Human Factors Research, and Electronic Document Interchange (EDI). David has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (majoring in mathematics and computer science) from Swinburne University.

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