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Head First PHP and MySQL

ISBN-10: 0596006306
ISBN-13: 9780596006303
Edition: 2008
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Description: If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples,  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 774
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples, this book teaches you all the essentials of server-side programming, from the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL coding to advanced topics such as form validation, session IDs, cookies, database queries and joins, file I/O operations, content management, and more. Head First PHP & MySQL offers the same visually rich format that's turned every title in the Head First series into a bestseller, with plenty of exercises, quizzes, puzzles, and other interactive features to help you retain what you've learned. Use PHP to transform static HTML pages into dynamic web sites Create and populate your own MySQL database tables, and work with data stored in files Perform sophisticated MySQL queries with joins, and refine your results with LIMIT and ORDER BY Use cookies and sessions to track visitors' login information and personalize the site for users Protect your data from SQL injection attacks Use regular expressions to validate information on forms Dynamically display text based on session info and create images on the fly Pull syndicated data from other sites using PHP and XML Throughout the book, you'll build sophisticated examples -- including a mailing list, a job board, and an online dating site -- to help you learn how to harness the power of PHP and MySQL in a variety of contexts. If you're ready to build a truly dynamic website, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ideal way to get going.

Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it. After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller. A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing. Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book. Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.

It's Alive: Add Life to Your Static Pages
How It Fits Together: Connecting to MySQL
Creating Your Own Data: Create and Populate a Database
Your Application on the Web: Realistic and Practical Applications
When a Database Just Isn't Enough: Working With Data Stored in Files
Assume They're All Out to Get You: Securing Your Application
Remember Me?: Building Personalized Web Apps
Sharing is Caring: Eliminate Duplicate Code
Harvesting Data: Control Your Data, Control Your World
Better Living Through Functions: String and Custom Functions
Rules for Replacement: Regular Expressions
Drawing Dynamic Graphics: Visualizing Your Data... and More!
Interfacing to the World: Syndication and Web Services
The Top Ten Topics (We Didn't Cover): Leftovers
A Place to Play: Set Up a Development Environment
Get Even More: Extend Your PHP

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