Learning PHP & MySQL: Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Database-Driven Web Sites

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 17, 2007 - Computers - 432 pages

PHP and MySQL are quickly becoming the de facto standard for rapid development of dynamic, database-driven web sites. This book is perfect for newcomers to programming as well as hobbyists who are intimidated by harder-to-follow books. With concepts explained in plain English, the new edition starts with the basics of the PHP language, and explains how to work with MySQL, the popular open source database. You then learn how to put the two together to generate dynamic content.

If you come from a web design or graphics design background and know your way around HTML, Learning PHP & MySQL is the book you've been looking for. The content includes:

  • PHP basics such as strings and arrays, and pattern matching
  • A detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions
  • MySQL data fundamentals like tables and statements
  • Information on SQL data access for language
  • A new chapter on XHTML
  • Error handling, security, HTTP authentication, and more
Learning PHP & MySQL explains everything from fundamental concepts to the nuts and bolts of performing specific tasks. As part of O'Reilly's bestselling Learning series, the book is an easy-to-use resource designed specifically for beginners. It's a launching pad for future learning, providing you with a solid foundation for more advanced development.
 

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Contents

Dynamic Content and the Web
1
Installation
15
Exploring PHP
39
PHP DecisionMaking
62
Functions
85
Arrays
107
Working with MySQL
122
Database Best Practices
146
XHTML
251
Modifying MySQL Objects and PHP Data
263
Cookies Sessions and Access Control
285
Security
307
Validation and Error Handling
325
Sample Application
339
Finishing Your Journey
366
Solutions to Chapter Questions
377

Getting PHP to Talk to MySQL
179
Working with Forms
199
Practical PHP
223

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