PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

Paperback Visual QuickStart Guides

By (author) Larry Ullman

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 226mm x 30mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 19 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321442490
  • ISBN 13: 9780321442499
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 830,397

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With PHP for the World Wide Web, Third Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides readers through the new features in PHP 6, focusing primarily on improved support for handling any language in a Web site. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated and insecure features, plus new functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and thorough readily accessible examples.

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PHP expert Larry Ullman has written several best-selling books on the topic, including the previous edition of this guide. In addition, he serves as the Director of Digital Media Technology at DMC Insights and teaches numerous classes on PHP.

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With PHP for the World Wide Web, Third Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides readers through the new features in PHP 6, focusing primarily on improved support for handling any language in a Web site. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated and insecure features, plus new functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and thorough readily accessible examples.

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started with PHP Chapter 2: Variables Chapter 3: HTML Forms and PHP Chapter 4: Using Numbers Chapter 5: Using Strings Chapter 6: Control Structures Chapter 7: Using Arrays Chapter 8: Creating Web Applications Chapter 9: Cookies and Sessions Chapter 10: Creating Functions Chapter 11: Files and Directories Chapter 12: Intro to Databases Chapter 13: Regular Expressions Appendix A: Installation and Configuration Appendix B: Resources and Next Steps Index