PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Peachpit Press, Jan 28, 2009 - Computers - 99998 pages
With PHP for the World Wide Web, Third Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides readers through the new features in PHP 6, focusing primarily on improved support for handling any language in a Web site. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated and insecure features, plus new functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and thorough readily accessible examples.
 

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Contents

Getting Started with PHP
1
Variables
31
HTML Forms and PHP
47
Using Numbers
71
Using Strings
89
Control Structures
115
Using Arrays
151
Creating Web Applications
185
Creating Functions
271
Files and Directories
297
Intro to Databases
345
Regular Expressions
391
Installation and Configuration
411
Resources and Next Steps
431
Index
445
Copyright

Cookies and Sessions
237

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About the author (2009)

PHP expert Larry Ullman has written several best-selling books on the topic, including the previous edition of this guide. In addition, he serves as the Director of Digital Media Technology at DMC Insights and teaches numerous classes on PHP.

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