Murach's PHP and MySQL

Front Cover
Mike Murach & Associates, Incorporated, 2014 - Computers - 872 pages
“I can't count how many PHP books I have purchased over the years trying to learn the language. Murach's was the first book that helped me grasp the concepts and got me onto actually scripting in PHP.” That's what one developer said in an online review of the first edition of Murach's PHP and MySQL. Now, this 2nd Edition does an even better job of delivering the real-world skills you need to develop database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL, two of today's most popular open-source software tools.Section 1 is a quick-start course that shows how to use the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, the Apache web server, and the NetBeans IDE to build your first PHP applications. And right from the start, you'll learn to create applications that conform to the MVC pattern, so they'll be easier to maintain as they grow.Then, Section 2 takes you deep into PHP by covering the skills you'll use every day in professional applications, like how to work with form data, dates, arrays, sessions, cookies, functions, objects, regular expressions, and exceptions. Likewise, Section 3 dives into MySQL, teaching you how to design and create a database, as well as how to access and maintain the data in a database like the professionals do. Finally, Section 4 teaches you important web programming skills like how to secure web pages, prevent SQL injection attacks, guard against XSS attacks, send email, upload files, process images, and access content from other websites. Complete sample applications (all using HTML5 and CSS3) along with chapter exercises provide training support throughout. A great choice for any developer who wants to master PHP without a lot of frustration and unnecessary expense.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2014)

Ray has been programming since the age of 12, and he's been teaching since he was in the 8th grade…computer literacy to his friends, programming at grad school, Information Warfare classes in the Air Force, and most recently, information security and web development at the ECPI College of Technology. Those experiences allow him to create books that are accessible to programmers at a wide range of levels, whether he's dealing with introductory concepts or covering the technical intricacies of developing professional websites.Joel Murach has been writing and editing books about computer programming for over 10 years. During that time, he has written extensively on a wide range of Java, .NET, web, and database technologies. When he's not programming or writing books about programming, he can be found surfing or writing music.

Bibliographic information