Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional

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By (author) W. Gilmore

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  • Publisher: aPress
  • Format: Paperback | 824 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 46mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkley
  • ISBN 10: 1430231149
  • ISBN 13: 9781430231141
  • Edition: 4, New edition
  • Edition statement: 4th New edition
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 293,643

Product description

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fourth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The fourth edition includes complete coverage of PHP 5.3 features, including namespacing, an update of AMP stack installation and configuration, updates to Zend Framework, coverage of MySQL Workbench, and much more. You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Gilmore has seven years of experience working with these technologies, and he has packed this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. What you'll learn * How to install and configure Apache, PHP 5.3, and MySQL * PHP and object-oriented programming basics * New PHP 5.3 features and how to use them * How to move beyond basic PHP, including using the Zend Framework * How to use MySQL to securely store your website's data * How to use MySQL Workbench to manage your database Who this book is for Developers who want to harness PHP and MySQL to create powerful web applications Table of Contents * Introducing PHP * Configuring Your Environment * PHP Basics * Functions * Arrays * Object-Oriented PHP * Advanced OOP Features * Error and Exception Handling * Strings and Regular Expressions * Working with the File and Operating System * PEAR * Date and Time * Forms * Authenticating Your Users * Handling File Uploads * Networking * PHP and LDAP * Session Handlers * Templating with Smarty * Web Services * Secure PHP Programming * Integrating jQuery and PHP * Building Web Sites for the World * MVC and the Zend Framework * Introducing MySQL * Installing and Configuring MySQL * The Many MySQL Clients * MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes * Securing MySQL * Using PHP with MySQL * Introducing PDO * Stored Routines * MySQL Triggers * MySQL Views * Practical Database Queries * Indexes and Searching * Transactions * Importing and Exporting Data

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Author information

 W. Jason Gilmore is a web developer and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies large and small build amazing software solutions. He has been teaching developers from around the world about web development for over a decade, having written six books, including the bestselling "Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition" and "Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework, Second Edition".Over the years Jason has been published more than 300 times within popular publications such as,, JSMag, and Linux Magazine, and instructed hundreds of students in the United States and Europe. He's recently led the successful development and deployment of a 10,000+ product e-commerce project, and is currently working on a variety of new e-commerce initiatives. Jason is cofounder of the wildly popular CodeMash Conference, the largest multi-day developer event in the Midwest. 

Table of contents

1. Introducing PHP 2. Configuring Your Environment 3. PHP Basics 4. Functions 5. Arrays 6. Object-Oriented PHP 7. Advanced OOP Features 8. Error and Exception Handling 9. Strings and Regular Expressions 10. Working with the File and Operating System 11. PEAR 12. Date and Time 13. Forms 14. Authenticating Your Users 15. Handling File Uploads 16. Networking 17. PHP and LDAP 18. Session Handlers 19. Templating with Smarty 20. Web Services 21. Secure PHP Programming 22. SQLite 23. Building Web Sites for the World 24. MVC and the Zend Framework 25. Introducing MySQL 26. Installing and Configuring MySQL 27. The Many MySQL Clients 28. MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes 29. Securing MySQL 30. Using PHP with MySQL 31. Introducing PDO 32. Stored Routines 33. MySQL Triggers 34. MySQL Views 35. Practical Database Queries 36. Indexes and Searching 37. Transactions 38. Importing and Exporting Data