Beginning PHP5, Apache, and MySQL Web Development
Showcases three fully functional Web site examples, with implementations for both Windows and Linux, that readers can incorporate into their own projectsUpdates include a new chapter on PHP5 features and functions, a new example Web site application, and updates to PHP5 throughout the text
- Paperback | 816 pages
- 192 x 236 x 50mm | 1,161.21g
- 04 Feb 2005
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- WROX PRESS
- Indianapolis, IN, United States
- 2nd ed.
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About Michael K. Glass
Jason goldbug Gerner currently spends his days working as a Web developer in Cincinnati and burns free time complaining about lack of support for Web standards and abusing XML. He can often be found lurking in the PHPBuilder.com discussion forums, waiting to chime in with nagging comments about CSS or code efficiency.
Yann Bunkermaster Le Scouarnec is the senior developer for Jolt Online Gaming, a British gaming company. He is a moderator at PHPBuilder.com and a developer of open source PHP software for the gaming community. He has also worked for major software corporations as a software quality expert.
Jeremy stolzyboy Stolz is a Web Developer at J&M Companies, Inc. (www.jmcompanies.com), a print company in Fargo, North Dakota. Jeremy is primarily a PHP/MySQL developer, but he has also worked with many other languages. When not working, he frequents the Internet and tries to keep his programming skills sharp and up to date. He is a contributor to and moderator at PHPBuilder.com.
Michael BuzzLY Glass has been a gladiator in the software/Web site development arena for more than eight years. He has more than ten years of commercial programming experience with a wide variety of technologies, including PHP, Java, Lotus Domino, and Vignette StoryServer. He divides his time between computer programming, playing pool in the APA, and running his Web site at www.ultimatespin.com. You can usually find him slinking around on the PHPBuilder.com forums, where he is a moderator with the nickname BuzzLY.
Back cover copy
Featuring new information on the features and functions of the latest upgrades--MySQL 4.0.X, PHP5, and Apache 2.0--this book boasts a working Web site application and numerous updates throughout the text. The multi-platform approach addresses installation and usage on both Linux(R) and Windows(R), and two common-themed, reusable Web sites are examined. Upon completion of this book, you'll be able to create well designed, dynamic Web sites using open source tools.
What you will learn from this book
Syntax, functions, and commands of PHP, Apache, and MySQL and how they can be used together in Web development The ins and outs of data manipulation The object-oriented programming advantages of PHP5 Ways of using PHP for connecting HTML-based Web pages to a backend database for dynamic content How MySQL easily stores, updates, and accesses information Who this book is for
This book is for beginners who are new to PHP and who need to learn quickly how to create Web sites using open source tools. Some basic HTML knowledge is helpful but not essential.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Configuring Your Installation.
Part II: Movie Review Web Site.
Chapter 2: Creating PHP Pages Using PHP5.
Chapter 3: Using PHP5 with MySQL.
Chapter 4: Using Tables to Display Data.
Chapter 5: Form Elements: Letting the User Work with Data.
Chapter 6: Letting the User Edit the Database.
Chapter 7: Manipulating and Creating Images with PHP.
Chapter 8: Validating User Input.
Chapter 9: Handling and Avoiding Errors.
Part III: Comic Book Fan Site.
Chapter 10: Building Databases.
Chapter 11: Sending E-mail.
Chapter 12: User Logins, Profiles, and Personalization.
Chapter 13: Building a Content Management System.
Chapter 14: Mailing Lists.
Chapter 15: Online Stores.
Chapter 16: Creating a Bulletin Board System.
Chapter 17: Using Log Files to Improve Your Site.
Chapter 18: Troubleshooting.
Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix B: PHP Quick Reference.
Appendix C: PHP5 Functions.
Appendix D: MySQL Data Types.
Appendix E: MySQL Quick Reference.
Appendix F: Comparison of Text Editors.
Appendix G: Choosing a Third-Party Host.
Appendix H: An Introduction to PEAR.
Appendix I: AMP Installation.