PHP 5 For Dummies

PHP 5 For Dummies

by Janet Valade


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PHP 5 For Dummies by Janet Valade

Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular open source Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style

  • PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage has grown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past two years
  • PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and can be embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamic Web pages for e-commerce sites and other Web applications; a database-friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL, mSQL, Oracle, and other databases
  • Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP's features make it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for three of the most common applications: interactive Web sites, database storage, and common operating system tasks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764541667
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/30/2004
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 995,059
Product dimensions: 7.45(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janet Valade is the author of PHP & MySQL For Dummies. In addition, she has authored and revised chapters for several Linux books and for a Webmaster certification book.
Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing field. She worked as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering firm. Prior to that, Janet worked for several years in a university environment as a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, provided technical support for faculty and students, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.

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