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PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guide

PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guide

Paperback Visual QuickStart Guides

By (author) Diane Pinkley, By (author) Mario Herrera, By (author) Larry Ullman

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 218mm x 30mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321245652
  • ISBN 13: 9780321245656
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Sales rank: 1,002,975

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So you know HTML, even JavaScript, but the idea of learning an actual programming language like PHP terrifies you? Well, stop quaking and get going with this easy task-based guide! Aimed at beginning PHP developers just like yourself, this volume uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of visual aids to get you started testing scripts, using basic syntax, working with variables, creating Web applications, and everything else you need to know to create dynamic Web pages with this increasingly popular and important scripting language. Along the way, you'll learn about all that's new in version 5: the new Zend Engine, updated XML support, greatly improved streams (now able to access low-level socket operations), a bundled copy of SQLite, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find sample scripts and projects as well as the timesaving tips and techniques that have become the hallmark of the popular Visual QuickStart series. A companion Web site offers all of the book's scripts for download.

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J. Tarin Towers has contributed as a writer and technical editor to more than a dozen books about computers and the Internet. As an editorial consultant, she has worked with such companies as Netscape Communications, Microsoft, Informix Software, and Infoseek. Her Web site resides at www.tarin.com.

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So you know HTML, even JavaScript, but the idea of learning an actual programming language like PHP terrifies you? Well, stop quaking and get going with this easy task-based guide! Aimed at beginning PHP developers just like yourself, this volume uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of visual aids to get you started testing scripts, using basic syntax, working with variables, creating Web applications, and everything else you need to know to create dynamic Web pages with this increasingly popular and important scripting language. Along the way, you'll learn about all that's new in version 5: the new Zend Engine, updated XML support, greatly improved streams (now able to access low-level socket operations), a bundled copy of SQLite, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find sample scripts and projects as well as the timesaving tips and techniques that have become the hallmark of the popular Visual QuickStart series. A companion Web site offers all of the book's scripts for download.

Table of contents

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