PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites

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Peachpit Press, 2008 - Computers - 620 pages
It hasn't taken Web developers long to discover that when it comes to creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, MySQL and PHP provide a winning open source combination. Add this book to the mix, and there's no limit to the powerful, interactive Web sites that developers can create. With step-by-step instructions, complete scripts, and expert tips to guide readers, veteran author and database designer Larry Ullman gets right down to business: After grounding readers with separate discussions of first the scripting language (PHP) and then the database program (MySQL), he goes on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. This guide is indispensable for intermediate- to advanced level Web designers who want to replace their static sites with something dynamic. In this edition, the bulk of the new material covers the latest versions of both technologies: PHP 6 (due out in 2008) and MySQL 5 (available now). The book's publication date is likely to beat the official release of PHP 6, making it one of the first books available on the subject.

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Having spent quite a lot of cash in an effort to learn PHP, I chanced across Larry Ullman's book - and without reservation I can say this is one of the best books on the subject for someone who wishes ... Read full review

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Very easy to read. Although it is technically comprehensive of both PHP5 and MySQL6, the first two chapters focus on basic PHP and the remainder of the book is on MySQL6. For a starter book on ... Read full review


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Larry Ullman is Lead PHP Programmer and Director of Digital Media Technology at DMC Insights, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology. He is the author of several books on PHP, MySQL, Web development, and other programming languages. In addition to writing, he develops dynamic Web applications, conducts training seminars, and teaches PHP programming for the Web through the University of California at Berkeley Extension Online.

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