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Essential PHP Tools : Modules, Extensions, and Accelerators

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* PHP is the leading programming language for developing dynamic web applications. The simplicity of PHP, the ease of development, a large community, and the expansive repository of open source PHP libraries, make it a favorite of web designers and developers.


* Describes many useful and popular packages for PHP; Explains how to maintain your own local package repository





* Provides lots of examples of how to use little- or poorly-documented PHP packages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 23.88mm | 701g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.
  • 51 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 368 p. 51 illus.
  • 1590592808
  • 9781590592809
  • 1,556,281

Table of contents

Accessing Databases with DB
Accessing Databases with ADODB
Using HTML_QuickForm for Form Processing
Templating with Smarty
Performing Event-Based XML Parsing with XML_Parser
Developing Lightweight Web Services with XML_RPC
Developing Heavyweight Web Services with SOAP
Performing Easier XML Parsing with SimpleXML
Sending Mail
Working with Authentication, Users, and Passwords
Understanding PHP Internals
Profiling and Debugging with Xdebug
Accelerating with Code Caches
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"This book intends to simplify programming tasks through the use ... . The intended audience is intermediate-to-advanced, although I believe it is also of great use to the uninitiated. The Introduction provides a solid introduction to the use of PEAR ... . The section on databases is required reading for anyone wishing to ... . The Smarty chapter is an excellent introduction into templating ... . Especially enjoyable is the chapter on PEAR's Mail_mime ... . I particularly enjoyed the level of detail given ... ." (Mitchell Pirtle, International PHP Magazine, Issue no. 4, 2004)
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"This book intends to simplify programming tasks through the use ... . The intended audience is intermediate-to-advanced, although I believe it is also of great use to the uninitiated. The Introduction provides a solid introduction to the use of PEAR ... . The section on databases is required reading for anyone wishing to ... . The Smarty chapter is an excellent introduction into templating ... . Especially enjoyable is the chapter on PEAR's Mail_mime ... . I particularly enjoyed the level of detail given ... ." (Mitchell Pirtle, International PHP Magazine, Issue no. 4, 2004)
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About David Sklar

David Sklar is an instructor at The New School University and an independent technology consultant. He is coauthor of the book PHP Cookbook and the author of the Learning PHP. David has spoken at many conferences, including the O'Reilly Open Source Conference, the EGovOS Open Source/Open Standards Conference, and the International PHP Conference. His consulting practice focuses on interactive Internet applications, distributed systems, scalability, and security. Additionally, David is a principal of the Transparency Project, a nonprofit organization that coordinates data markup standards and builds tools that analyze publicly available political and campaign finance information. David was a founder and the chief technology officer of both Student.Com and TVGrid.Com, where he led teams of PHP developers that built multilingual data-driven web applications. He holds a degree in computer science from Yale University.
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