PHP for Absolute Beginners

PHP for Absolute Beginners

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Get started in web development using PHP. Even if you've never programmed before, author Jason Lengstorf introduces you to PHP by building a PHP-based blogging site while covering all the good coding practices and skills that you'll need when you start your own projects.

Create web content with version 5.3 of PHP
Learn good coding practices from the very beginning
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Jason Lengstorf takes a practical approach to teaching you how to build a content management system. You'll dive into writing web applications and be guided by the author's supportive explanations, rather than learning elements of the PHP language and viewing examples after.

PHP for Absolute Beginners starts slowly and covers everything you need to know about beginning web development using PHP. Even the most inexperienced web developer will find this book accessible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 767g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 408 p.
  • 1430224738
  • 9781430224730
  • 315,270

Table of contents

Setting Up the PHP Development Environment
Understanding PHP: Language Basics
Passing Information with PHP
Working with Databases
Building the Entry Manager
Adding Support for Multiple Pages
Updating and Deleting Entries
Adding the Ability to Upload Images
Syndicating the Blog
Adding a Commenting System to Your Blog
Adding Password Protection to Administrative Links
Finishing Touches
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About Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf is a 27-year-old turbogeek from Portland, OR. He started building websites in his late teens when his band couldn t afford to pay someone to do it, and he continued building websites after he realized his band wasn t actually very good. He s been a full-time freelance web developer since 2007, and expanded his business under the name Copter Labs, which is now a distributed freelance collective, keeping about 10 freelancers worldwide busy. He is also the author of PHP for Absolute Beginners and Pro PHP and jQuery.
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