PHP 6 Fast & Easy Web Development

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Course Technology PTR, 2007 - Computers - 564 pages
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Learn to create Web pages quickly and easily with PHP—no prior programming experience required! PHP 6 Fast & Easy Web Development provides a step-by-step, learn-by-example path to learning through easy-to-understand language and illustrations. Unlike the verbose text-only chapters found in most programming books, the Fast & Easy Web Development style appeals to users who are new to PHP, or to programming in general. The first three chapters are dedicated to getting Apache, MySQL, and PHP up and running on your Windows or Linux machine. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is, and how quickly you’ll be working. From there, you’ll learn how to create multi-part scripts, display dynamic content, work with MySQL databases, restrict access to certain pages of your site using PHP, create contact management systems, and work with XML. After completing this book, you will have a strong foundation in the basics of Web-based technologies and application design, and will be prepared to learn more advanced topics and programming methods.
 

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Book uses features that are deprecated in PHP5 and are likely to be removed in PHP6 (example: short tags) . HTML source examples are not following current standards. Teaches bad coding practices (example: database code examples do not contain even simplest countermeasures against SQL injections). 

Contents

Installing Apache
25
Installing PHP
39
PART II
48
Introducing Variables and Operators
66
PART III
97
Sending EMail
117
Using Your File System
139
Uploading Files to Your Web Site
166
PART VI
293
Adding Contacts
313
Modifying Contacts
328
Working with Contacts
362
PART VII
391
Working with XML
433
PART VIII
443
Appendix B Basic PHP Language Reference
452

Establishing a Connection and Poking Around
178
Creating a Database Table
197
Inserting Data into the Table
218
PART V
245
Using Cookies
264
Writing Your Own Classes and Objects
495
Appendix E Database Normalization and SQL Reference
506
Appendix F Using SQLite
523
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About the author (2007)

Matt Telles is a senior consultant working in the software development world. His experience includes both desktop and web development using a variety of languages and platforms. He is the author of seven other books ranging from C++ to Python.

Julie Meloni is the technical director for i2i Interactive, a multimedia company located in Los Altos, CA. She's been developing Web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day and remembers the excitement surrounding the first GUI Web browser. She is the author of several books and articles on Web-based programming languages and database topics, and you can find translations of her work in several languages, including Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and even Serbian.

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