PHP for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guide Series) / Edition 2

PHP for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guide Series) / Edition 2

by Larry Ullman
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PHP for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guide Series) / Edition 2

So you know HTML, even JavaScript, but the idea of learning an actual programming language like PHP terrifies you? Well, stop quaking and get going with this easy task-based guide! Aimed at beginning PHP developers just like yourself, this volume uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of visual aids to get you started testing scripts, using basic syntax, working with variables, creating Web applications, and everything else you need to know to create dynamic Web pages with this increasingly popular and important scripting language. Along the way, you'll learn about all that's new in version 5: the new Zend Engine, updated XML support, greatly improved streams (now able to access low-level socket operations), a bundled copy of SQLite, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find sample scripts and projects as well as the timesaving tips and techniques that have become the hallmark of the popular Visual QuickStart series. A companion Web site offers all of the book's scripts for download.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321245656
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 01/23/2004
Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Edition description: Covers Versions 4 and 5
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started with PHP.

2. Variables.

3. HTML Forms and PHP.

4. Using Numbers.

5. Using Strings.

6. Control Structures.

7. Using Arrays.

8. Creating Web Applications.

9. Cookies and Sessions.

10. Creating Functions.

11. Files and Directories.

12. Intro to Databases.

13. Regular Expressions.

Appendix A. Installation and Configuration.

Appendix B. Resources.


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PHP for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guide Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
coder More than 1 year ago
I have just begun a PHP class and this book has everything in it required for the class and then some. It not only explains the language, but also shows how it s to look in the code, and why it is there.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very straight forward book, and reads at your own pace. This book, and 'PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites (2nd Edition) are excellent for the beginner, novice, and even the advanced. The companion web site is also very helpful, and the Author has an included support forum where he will personally answer your php/mysql questions online.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very clean, cut, and to-the-point. It was very descriptive and great for beginners, but in some cases, not for novices. I recommend it for aspiring PHP writers. It brings you from beginner to about advanced level, which will fit your needs in most cases.