PHP 5 for Dummies

PHP 5 for Dummies

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Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular open source Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style* PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage has grown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past two years* PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and can be embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamic Web pages for e-commerce sites and other Web applications; a database-friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL, mSQL, Oracle, and other databases* Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP's features make it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for three of the most common applications: interactive Web sites, database storage, and common operating system tasks
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 184 x 232 x 24mm | 521.63g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • w. Cartoons by Rich Tennant.
  • 0764541668
  • 9780764541667
  • 688,297

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Start programming PHP and make your Web site interactive

Discover arrays of variables, start writing scripts, and get object oriented

The script calls for an interactive Web site - where do you start? Right here, with a fast and friendly way to get the hang of PHP 5 programming! You'll also discover all the other cool things you can do with PHP, like managing files, interacting with databases, using system commands, and more.

The Dummies Way

Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Say Hello to the PHP Scripting Language. Chapter 1: Getting to Know PHP. Chapter 2: Setting Up the Environment. Chapter 3: Creating Your First PHP Script. Part II: Variables and Data. Chapter 4: Using Variables in PHP Scripts. Chapter 5: Working with Data. Chapter 6: Storing Data in Groups by Using Arrays. Part III: Basic PHP Programming. Chapter 7: Controlling the Flow of the Script. Chapter 8: Reusing PHP Code. Chapter 9: Object-Oriented Programming Meets PHP. Part IV: Common PHP Applications. Chapter 10: The Basics of Web Applications. Chapter 11: Other Web Applications. Chapter 12: Storing Data with PHP. Chapter 13: PHP and Your Operating System. Chapter 14: PHP Extensions. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Things to Look For When Troubleshooting a Script. Chapter 16: Ten PHP Resources You Can't Live Without. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Installing PHP. Appendix B: Useful PHP Built-in Functions. Index.
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About Janet Valade

Janet Valade is the author of PHP & MySQL For Dummies. In addition, she has authored and revised chapters for several Linux books and for a Webmaster certification book. Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing field. She worked as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering firm. Prior to that, Janet worked for several years in a university environment as a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, provided technical support for faculty and students, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.
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