Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One

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Sams Publishing, 2012 - Computers - 653 pages
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The all-in-one PHP, MySQL, and Apache beginner's guide: all essentials of modern PHP/MySQL web development in one easy, complete package!
*Updated to cover PHP 5.3, MySQL 5.1, and the latest versions of Apache.
*Carefully walks through setting up PHP, MySQL, and Apache, and then using them together.
*Short, simple lessons teach hands-on skills readers can use immediately.
*CD contains all software needed to use these technologies on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All in One, Fifth Edition brings together everything beginners need to build powerful web applications with PHP 5.3, MySQL 5.1/5.x, and the latest versions of Apache - whether they use Windows, Mac, or Linux platforms. Bestselling author Julie Meloni (Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours) teaches simply and clearly, through brief, hands-on lessons focused on knowledge readers can apply immediately. Meloni covers all the building blocks of practical web development with PHP and MySQL, integrating modern techniques and new software capabilities throughout. Each lesson builds on what's come before, showing how to configure PHP, MySQL, and Apache, and then use them together to create integrated solutions. Coverage includes:
*Mastering PHP core features, including flow control, functions, arrays, and objects.
*Using strings, dates/times, forms, cookies, user sessions, files/directories, and images.
*Building AJAX-style applications.
*Designing effective databases using SQL, transactions, and stored procedures.
*Creating address books, mailing lists, forums, calendars, and storefronts.
*Logging, monitoring, and restricting access to web applications.
*Working with XML and connecting to web services.
*Administering and tuning web applications - including security, performance, and virtual hosting

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Here's part 1 of my "PHP and MySQL Web Development" book review. I feel bad about sitting on this book so long. I thought I should at least get out a review-so-far. And if anyone else is eager to use ... Read full review

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This book has the appearance of being 3 books cobbled together into one. Minor features are hammered to death while crucial steps are glossed over, even those in the software installation section of ... Read full review


Getting Up and Running
PHP Language Structure
Getting Involved with the Code
PHP and MySQL Integration
Basic Projects
Administration and FineTuning

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About the author (2012)

Julie C. Meloni is a technical consultant who has been developing web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day. She has authored numerous books and articles on web-based programming and scripting languages and database topics, and you can find translations of her work in 18 different languages. She blogs at and—the latter reserved for tips and tricks for traveling while nerdy.

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