PHP and MySQL Web Development All-in-one Desk Reference For Dummies

PHP and MySQL Web Development All-in-one Desk Reference For Dummies

By (author) Janet Valade , By (author) Tricia Ballad , By (author) Bill Ballad


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If you want to build dynamic Web sites that encourage users to interact with them, PHP and MySQL are among the best tools you'll find. PHP is a scripting language designed specifically for use on the Web, while MySQL is a database management system that works with it perfectly. Best of all, they're free. It's hard to beat that combination! PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is kind of one-stop shopping for the information you need to get up and running with these tools and put them to good use. It's divided into six handy minibooks that cover setting up your environment, PHP programming, using MySQL, security, PHP extensions, and PHP Web applications. They make it easy to create a Web site where visitors can sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and do business with your business. It's easy to find what you need in this handy guide. You'll discover how to: Find and acquire all the tools you need and set up your development environment Build PHP scripts to make your Web site work Create a MySQL database that visitors can access Summarize and sort data results Design and implement user access control Build a shopping cart application Create extensions that make your site more useful With PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by your side, you'll be a Web site guru before you know it!

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 184 x 230 x 42mm | 979.75g
  • 29 Jan 2008
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • 0470167777
  • 9780470167779
  • 117,362

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Janet Valade is the author of PHP &MySQL For Dummies, which is in its third edition. She has also written PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies and PHP & MySQL: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites. In addition, Janet is the author of Spring into Linux and a co-author of Mastering Visually Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3 Professional. Janet has 20 years of experience in the computing field. Most recently, she worked as a Web designer and programmer in an engineering firm for four years. Prior to that, Janet worked for 13 years in a university environment, where she was a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, supported faculty and students in their computer usage, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars on a variety of technology topics.

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6 books in 1 -- your key to great dynamic Web sites!Your one-stop guide to building dynamic, database-driven sites -- easilyHere's a handy toolbox for building your dynamic Web site, all in one easy-to-use book! Six convenient minibooks give you what you need to know to use PHP & MySQL -- free, open-source technologies. You'll find it's easy to create a Web site that lets visitors sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and much more.Discover how to: Set up your development environmentBuild PHP scriptsCreate a MySQL databaseSummarize and sort data resultsDesign and implement user access controlBuild a shopping cart application

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