Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP

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Charles River Media, 2003 - Computers - 411 pages
If you want to add more power and functionality to your Web sites, add some database applications like a powerful shopping cart or a fun quiz game. Such applications make your site more dynamic, allow you to gather information, and provide customized experiences for your visitors. Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP teaches beginning and intermediate designers the fundamentals of creating complex Web applications. By covering both open source (PHP/MySQL) and proprietary tools (Microsoft ASP and Access), readers gain insight to the strengths and weaknesses of each. In addition, they learn how to work with both sets of tools and determine which works best for their projects. Practical examples, including a shopping cart and quiz show, are used to teach the basic concepts behind creating and testing database code. Every example is also provided in both PHP and ASP for easy comparison and use. With the knowledge and experience gained here, beginners will learn the fundamental concepts behind these two technologies, while more experienced developers will learn which technology works best for their specific needs. Exercises, questions, and projects are included with each chapter.

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Jeanine Meyer received an M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University and then worked in computing at various major companies before earning her Ph.D. from New York University. She then joined IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York, working in the robotics group. She left IBM to become a teacher, first at Pace University and later at Purchase College/SUNY. Jeanine is a tenured, full professor, the coordinator of the Mathematics/Computer Science Board of Study, and a member of the New Media Board of Study. She is the author of four books, covering such topics as multimedia, programming games, and creating databases for Web applications. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the Association for Women in Science, and the Association of Computing Machinery. In addition, she is a featured reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews and is a frequent panelist for National Science Foundation grants.

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