PHP Cookbook

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 25, 2006 - Computers - 812 pages

When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook's unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges.

PHP Cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that you'll face regularly. With topics that range from beginner questions to advanced web programming techniques, this guide contains practical examples -- or "recipes" -- for anyone who uses this scripting language to generate dynamic web content. Updated for PHP 5, this book provides solutions that explain how to use the new language features in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new PDO data access extension. New sections on classes and objects are included, along with new material on processing XML, building web services with PHP, and working with SOAP/REST architectures. With each recipe, the authors include a discussion that explains the logic and concepts underlying the solution.

 

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This book is perfect for beginner - intermediate level. It contains plenty of solutions for every day programming tasks and most important, it is straight to the point and cover almost everything. I would definitely recommend to keep it close.

Contents

Strings
1
Numbers
35
Dates and Times
57
Arrays
99
Variables
139
Functions
155
Classesand Objects
175
Web Basics
227
Internet Services
487
Graphics
515
Security and Encryption
541
Internationalization and Localization
567
Error Handling Debugging and Testing
593
Performance Tuning and Load Testing
625
Regular Expressions
639
Files
661

Form
257
Database Access
289
Sessions and Data Persistence
333
Web Automation
393
Consuming Web Services
437
Building Web Services
459
Directories
701
CommandLine PHP
725
PEARand PECL
741
Index
757
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