Wicked Cool PHP

Wicked Cool PHP : Real-world Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

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Instead of starting at "Hello World," Wicked Cool PHP assumes that you're familiar with the language and jumps right into the good stuff. After you learn the FAQs of life-the most commonly wished for PHP scripts-you'll work your way through smart configuration options and the art of forms, all the way through to complex database-backed scripts.

Wicked Cool PHP contains a wide variety of scripts to process credit cards, check the validity of email addresses, template HTML, and serve dynamic images and text. The 76 easily implemented scripts will also teach you how to:

Send and receive email notificationsTrack your visitors' behavior with cookies and sessionsOverride PHP's default settingsManipulate dates, images, and text on the flyHarness SOAP and other web servicesCreate an online poll, ecard delivery system, and blog But it's not all fun and games: Security is a big concern when programming any web application. So you'll learn how to encrypt your confidential data, safeguard your passwords, and prevent common cross-site-scripting attacks. And you'll learn how to customize all of the scripts to fit your own needs.

Dynamic Web content doesn't have to be difficult. Learn the secrets of the craft from two experienced PHP developers with Wicked Cool PHP.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1593271735
  • 9781593271732
  • 398,569

About William Steinmetz

William Steinmetz is the author of LAN Party: Hosting the Ultimate Frag Fest (Wiley) and co-author of Paint Shop Pro for Dummies (IDG). He is the webmaster and editor of StarCityGames.com, where traffic has quadrupled as a result of the changes he designed and implemented, all using PHP.
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