PHP 5 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2004 - Computers - 416 pages
Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular open source Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style
  • PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage has grown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past two years
  • PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and can be embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamic Web pages for e-commerce sites and other Web applications; a database-friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL, mSQL, Oracle, and other databases
  • Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP's features make it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for three of the most common applications: interactive Web sites, database storage, and common operating system tasks

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This looks pretty good to me. I would suggest you send a copy to the support staff of TSO Host, who appear not to have the faintest idea how to configure PHP properly. For instance, they've configured it with a non-existent prefix directory with a very strange name: /usr/local/php-5.6.37-flock. This has resulted in my inbox being filled every day with about 100 emails all informing me that the imagick library (which I don't need) cannot be found. Of course, it's entirely possible that nobody there would be capable of understing your excellent book but it's worth a try. 

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This PHP and MySql book is very good for Beginners.


Part I Say Hello to the PHP Scripting Language
Part II Variables and Data
Part III Basic PHP Programming
Part IV Common PHP Applications
Part V The Part of Tens
Part VI Appendixes

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Janet Valade is the author of PHP & MySQL For Dummies. In addition, she has authored and revised chapters for several Linux books and for a Webmaster certification book.
Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing field. She worked as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering firm. Prior to that, Janet worked for several years in a university environment as a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, provided technical support for faculty and students, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.

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