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PHP and MySQL Web Development

PHP and MySQL Web Development

Book rating: 04 Mixed media product Developer's Library

By (author) Luke Welling, By (author) Laura Thomson

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  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • Format: Mixed media product | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 53mm | 1,565g
  • Publication date: 10 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0672329166
  • ISBN 13: 9780672329166
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 60,824

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PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications. PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server. This practical, hands-on book includes numerous examples that demonstrate common tasks such as authenticating users, constructing a shopping cart, generating PDF documents and images dynamically, sending and managing email, facilitating user discussions, connecting to Web services using XML, and developing Web 2.0 applications with Ajax-based interactivity. The fourth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP 5 through version 5.3, such as namespaces and closures, as well as features introduced in MySQL 5.1. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part I: Using PHP 1 PHP Crash Course 2 Storing and Retrieving Data 3 Using Arrays 4 String Manipulation and Regular Expressions 5 Reusing Code and Writing Functions 6 Object-Oriented PHP 7 Error and Exception Handling Part II: Using MySQL 8 Designing Your Web Database 9 Creating Your Web Database 10 Working with Your MySQL Database 11 Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP 12 Advanced MySQL Administration 13 Advanced MySQL Programming Part III: E-Commerce and Security 14 Running an E-Commerce Site 15 E-commerce Security Issues 16 Web Application Security 17 Implementing Authentication with PHP and MySQL 18 Implementing Secure Transactions with PHP and MySQL Part IV: Advanced PHP Techniques 19 Interacting with the File System and the Server 20 Using Network and Protocol Functions 21 Managing the Date and Time 22 Generating Images 23 Using Session Control in PHP 24 Other Useful Features Part V: Building Practical PHP and MySQL Projects 25 Using PHP and MySQL for Large Projects 26 Debugging 27 Building User Authentication and Personalization 28 Building a Shopping Cart 29 Building a Web-Based Email Service 30 Building a Mailing List Manager 31 Building Web Forums 32 Generating Personalized PDF Documents 33 Connecting to Web Services with XML and SOAP 34 Building Web 2.0 Applications with Ajax Part VI: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing PHP and MySQL Appendix B: Web Resources

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Lead Authors Laura Thomson is a senior software engineer at Mozilla Corporation. She was formerly a principal at both OmniTI and Tangled Web Design, and she has worked for RMIT University and the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) degree with honors. Luke Welling is a web architect at OmniTI and regularly speaks on open source and web development topics at conferences such as OSCON, ZendCon, MySQLUC, PHPCon, OSDC, and LinuxTag. Prior to joining OmniTI, he worked for the web analytics company Hitwise.com, at the database vendor MySQL AB, and as an independent consultant at Tangled Web Design. He has taught computer science at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree. Contributing Authors Julie C. Meloni has been developing web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day and remembers the excitement surrounding the first GUI web browser. She has authored numerous books and articles on web-based programming languages and database topics, including the bestselling Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One. Adam DeFields is a consultant specializing in web application development, project management, and instructional design. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he runs Emanation Systems, LLC, a company he founded in 2002. He has been involved with web development projects using several different technologies, but has developed a strong preference toward PHP/MySQL-based projects. Marc Wandschneider is a freelance software developer, author, and speaker who travels the globe working on interesting projects. In recent years, a lot of his attention has been focused on writing robust and scalable web applications, and in 2005 he wrote a book called Core Web Application Programming with PHP and MySQL. He was was previously the main developer of the SWiK open source community site.

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By Orel Ben-Yair 19 Sep 2012 4

It's a very good book, although there are some old stuff in it (and of course, there are some stuff that are missing), and the projects' code isn't so good.

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"This book by Welling & Thomson is the only one which I have found to be indispensable.The writing is clear and straightforward but never wastes my time.The book is extremely well laid out.The chapters are the right length and chapter titles quickly take you where you want to go." -Wright Sullivan, President,A&E Engineering, Inc., Greer South Carolina "There are several good introductory books on PHP, but Welling & Thomson is an excellent handbook for those who wish to build up complex and reliable systems. It's obvious that the authors have a strong background in the development of professional applications and they teach not only the language itself, but also how to use it with good software engineering practices." -Javier Garcia, senior telecom engineer, Telefonica R&D Labs, Madrid "This book rocks! I am an experienced programmer, so I didn't need a lot of help with PHP syntax; after all, it's very close to C/C++. I don't know a thing about databases, though, so when I wanted to develop a book review engine (among other projects) I wanted a solid reference to using MySQL with PHP. I have O'Reilly's mSQL and MySQL book, and it's probably a better pure-SQL reference, but this book has earned a place on my reference shelf...Highly recommended." -Paul Robichaux "The true PHP/MySQL bible, PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson, made me realize that programming and databases are now available to the commoners. Again, I know 1/10000th of what there is to know, and already I'm enthralled." -Tim Luoma,TnTLuoma.com

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PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications. "PHP and MySQL Web Development" shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server. This practical, hands-on book includes numerous examples that demonstrate common tasks such as authenticating users, constructing a shopping cart, generating PDF documents and images dynamically, sending and managing email, facilitating user discussions, connecting to Web services using XML, and developing Web 2.0 applications with Ajax-based interactivity. The fourth edition of "PHP and MySQL Web Development" has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP 5 through version 5.3, such as namespaces and closures, as well as features introduced in MySQL 5.1.

Table of contents

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition Luke Welling and Laura Thomson ISBN 0-672-32916-6 Addison-Wesley Professional (c) 2009 Pearson Education, Inc. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Part I: Using PHP 1 PHP Crash Course 2 Storing and Retrieving Data 3 Using Arrays 4 String Manipulation and Regular Expressions 5 Reusing Code and Writing Functions 6 Object-Oriented PHP 7 Error and Exception Handling Part II: Using MySQL 8 Designing Your Web Database 9 Creating Your Web Database 10 Working with Your MySQL Database 11 Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP 12 Advanced MySQL Administration 13 Advanced MySQL Programming Part III: E-Commerce and Security 14 Running an E-Commerce Site 15 E-commerce Security Issues 16 Web Application Security 17 Implementing Authentication with PHP and MySQL 18 Implementing Secure Transactions with PHP and MySQL Part IV: Advanced PHP Techniques 19 Interacting with the File System and the Server 20 Using Network and Protocol Functions 21 Managing the Date and Time 22 Generating Images 23 Using Session Control in PHP 24 Other Useful Features Part V: Building Practical PHP and MySQL Projects 25 Using PHP and MySQL for Large Projects 26 Debugging 27 Building User Authentication and Personalization 28 Building a Shopping Cart 29 Building a Web-Based Email Service 30 Building a Mailing List Manager 31 Building Web Forums 32 Generating Personalized PDF Documents 33 Connecting to Web Services with XML and SOAP 34 Building Web 2.0 Applications with Ajax Part VI: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing PHP and MySQL Appendix B: Web Resources