Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional (Google eBook)

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Apress, Mar 27, 2008 - Computers - 1080 pages
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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to two of the most prominent open-source technologies on the planet: the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database server. Updated to introduce the features found in MySQL's most significant release to date, readers will learn how to take advantage of the features of both technologies to build powerful, manageable, and stable web applications.

Essentially three books in one, readers will not only profit from extensive introductions to the core features of each technology, but also learn how to effectively integrate the two in order to build robust data-driven applications. Packed with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers based on author W. Jason Gilmore's seven years of expertise working with these technologies, readers will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide.

What you’ll learn
  • The PHP language
  • How to back your web site with MySQL
  • Templating so that you can apply a consistent design across all pages on your site
  • How to authenticate your web site users
  • How to use cookies to maintain information (such as items in a shopping cart) while a user is browsing your site
Who this book is for

This book is written for developers seeking to take advantage of the PHP language and MySQL database to create powerful web applications.

  

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User Review  - tlawrence36 - LibraryThing

I'd recommend this book to any novice or professional. It covers all the basic aspects of PHP 5 along with mySQL implementation. Very good book to read and have on hand for reference. Read full review

Review: Beginning PHP and MySQL 5: From Novice to Professional

User Review  - Thor KH - Goodreads

A rather good introduction to several subjects and processes that I was already acquianted with before the start of reading this. Even with a notable share of experience (seen from a hobbyist point of view), there were many things to be taught in this book - and in a well-written manner. Read full review

Contents

Introducing PHP
1
Configuring Your Environment
11
PHP Basics
55
Functions
113
Arrays
127
ObjectOriented PHP
163
Advanced OOP Features
193
Error and Exception Handling
213
Secure PHP Programming
539
SQLite
567
Building Web Sites for the World
591
MVC and the Zend Framework
601
Introducing MySQL
621
Installing and Configuring MySQL
635
The Many MySQL Clients
663
MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes
693

Strings and Regular Expressions
231
Working with the File and Operating System
277
PEAR
309
Date and Time
323
Forms
349
Authenticating Your Users
365
Handling File Uploads
387
Networking
401
PHP and LDAP
425
Session Handlers
445
Templating with Smarty
471
Web Services
503
Securing MySQL
731
Using PHP with MySQL
767
Introducing PDO
793
Stored Routines
819
MySQL Triggers
849
MySQL Views
863
Practical Database Queries
879
Indexes and Searching
907
Transactions
925
Importing and Exporting Data
939
Index
957
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About the author (2008)

W. Jason Gilmore is a web developer and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies large and small build amazing software solutions. He has been teaching developers from around the world about web development for over a decade, having written six books, including the bestselling Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition and Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework, Second Edition.

Over the years Jason has been published more than 300 times within popular publications such as Developer.com, PHPBuilder.com, JSMag, and Linux Magazine, and instructed hundreds of students in the United States and Europe. Hes recently led the successful development and deployment of a 10,000+ product e-commerce project, and is currently working on a variety of new e-commerce initiatives. Jason is cofounder of the wildly popular CodeMash Conference, the largest multi-day developer event in the Midwest.

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