Expert PHP and MySQL

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 9, 2010 - Computers - 587 pages
Best practices and expert techniques for even the most demanding MySQL-driven PHP applications

PHP is the world's most popular, general-purpose, open-source scripting language and MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database. This expert-level book begins with a brief overview of the two technologies and quickly moves on to coverage of advanced programming techniques, as well as the exciting new features of the PHP 5.3 release.

Written by three of PHP and MySQL experts and veteran authors, this resource focuses on best practices and expert techniques that can be applied to the most difficult MySQL-driven PHP applications. The authors share design patterns and tools that they themselves have tested in order to save you valuable time usually spent on figuring things out via trial and error.

  • Reveals best practices and advanced techniques for handling challenges you may face with MySQL-driven PHP apps
  • Reviews practical data reporting techniques for separating business logic from presentation
  • Explains how to obtain improved performance and flexibility through caching, multi-tasking, PHP extensions, and MySQL user defined functions
  • Discusses security, optimization, and debugging
  • Shares author-tested design patterns and tools to save you time and effort

Packed with helpful examples and indispensable advice, this book shares tips and tricks that you can immediately apply to your projects.

 

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Contents

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Advanced PHP Concepts
MySQL Drivers and Storage Engines
Improving Performance through Caching
memcached and MySQL
Advanced MySQL
Extending MySQL with UserDefined
Writing PHP Extensions
Multitasking in PHP and MySQL
Rewrite Rules
User Authentication
Understanding
SHOW Cross Reference
CommandLine and Web Services
Optimization and Debugging
Copyright

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Andrew Curioso is a senior software engineer at MyVBO (Virtual Business Office) creating an innovative and scalable infrastructure for Rich Internet Applications using PHP and MySQL.

Ronald Bradford is a technology strategist and advisor specializing in MySQL, Drizzle and related web technologies. With a primary focus on architecture, design, performance analysis and scalability of web applications, his consulting portfolio ranges from Internet startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Patrick Galbraith is a principal software engineer at Lycos, adding new PHP and MySQL offerings for Tripod Users, switching remaining apps using Oracle to MySQL as well as other interesting projects.

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