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    DescriptionEssential Skills--Made Easy! Learn how to build dynamic, data-driven Web applications using PHP. Covering the latest release of this cross-platform, open-source scripting language, PHP: A Beginner's Guide teaches you how to write basic PHP programs and enhance them with more advanced features such as MySQL and SQLite database integration, XML input, and third-party extensions. This fast-paced tutorial provides one-stop coverage of software installation, language syntax and data structures, flow control routines, built-in functions, and best practices. Designed for Easy Learning: Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid Self-Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

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    PHP: A Beginner's Guide
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    By (author) Vikram Vaswani
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 478
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 851 g
    ISBN 13: 9780071549011
    ISBN 10: 0071549013

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    01 November 2008
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    New York
    Author Information
    Vikram Vaswani is the founder and CEO of Melonfire, a company specializing in software consultancy and content creation and syndication services. He is the author of PHP Programming Solutions, How to do Everything with PHP and MySQL, and MySQL: The Complete Reference. Vikram is the author of numerous well-received articles on open-source technologies (including Perl, Python, XML and the very popular PHP 101 series), all written with the goal of making complex technologies accessible and understandable to novice users. He has been developing software since 1995, was first introduced to PHP in 1998, and hasn't looked back since. Vikram is regular columnist with Zend Technologies (creators of PHP), as well as with IBM DeveloperWorks, CNET Builder.com, DevX.com and other OSS sites.
    Table of contents
    Part I: Understanding PHP Basics Chapter 1. Introducing PHP Chapter 2. Using Variables and Operators Chapter 3. Controlling Program Flow Chapter 4. Working with Arrays Chapter 5. Using Functions and Classes Part II: Working with Data from Other Sources Chapter 6. Working with Files and Directories Chapter 7. Working with Databases and SQL Chapter 8. Working with XML Chapter 9. Working with Cookies, Sessions, and Headers Part III: Security and Troubleshooting Chapter 10. Handling Errors Chapter 11. Securing PHP Chapter 12. Expanding PHP Part IV: Appendixes Appendix A. Installing and Configuring Required Software Appendix B. Answers to Self Test Index