PHP and MySQL Web Development
Description:The PHP server-side scripting language and the MySQL database management system (DBMS) make a potent pair. Both are open-source products--free of charge for most purposes--remarkably strong, and capable of handling all but the most enormous transaction loads. Both are supported by large, skilled, and enthusiastic communities of architects, programmers, and designers. PHP and MySQL Web Development introduces readers (who are assumed to have little or no experience with the title subjects) to PHP and MySQL for the purpose of creating dynamic Internet sites. It teaches the same skills as introductory Active Server Pages (ASP) and ColdFusion books--technologies that address the same niche.
Authors Luke Welling and Laura Thomson's technique aims to get readers going on their own projects as soon as possible. They present easily digestible sections on specific technical processes--`Accessing array contents` and `Using encryption with PHP` are two examples. Each section centers on a sample program that strips the task at hand down to its essentials, enabling the reader to fit the process into his or her own solutions as required. Tables that list options and other nuggets of reference material appear as well, but the many examples and the authors' commentary on them take center stage.
For reference material on MySQL, have a look at Paul DuBois's MySQL. On the PHP side, Web Application Development with PHP 4.0 is excellent. --David Wall
Topics covered: The MySQL database server (for both Unix and Windows) Accessing MySQL databases through PHP scripting (the letters don't really stand for anything) Database creation and modification PHP tricks in order of increasing complexity--everything from basic SQL queries to secure transactions for commerce Authentication Network connectivity Session management Content customization
A Superb Resource for PHP/MySQL Web Development
I love this book. I usually choose well, and this is one of my favorites. The clarity, detail, and breadth of content are superb and empowering, allowing even a novice with minimal PHP and MySQL experience to create powerful web- and database-driven applications. After a comprehensive treatment of PHP and MySQL, the authors provide several extremely well-worked project examples (e.g. generating PDF documents, building a shopping cart, content management system, web forum) and even include a valuable primer chapter on Web services. I've used this book thoroughly and couldn't be more satisfied with my ROI.
Perfect Book - Every PHP programmer must have this book!
PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)
I am a self taught programmer and I always felt there was more to PHP than i was getting from other PHP books I had.So recently, I embarked on a month long search of a 'good' PHP book. I am glad to tell everyone else that I have finally found that book. This is right here, this book doesn't make assumptions about your programming skills level - It teaches you what is important whether you already know it or not.
I am so pleased with what is in this book that I feel every PHP programmer should go out there and get one for themselves. I give this book 5/5 - Perfect!
I buy this book last month after reading so many great review about it. I am 60 percent from reading the book cover to cover and I gladly to say this is a well writing book for the subject. the layout of the book is awesome and easy on the eyes. I cannot wait for the 5th edition to come out.
Very well put together
I have not completed it as yet, but so far it seems very well written,,,,,,,,exactly what I was looking for. Good foundation, backed up by many practical examples.
Having just skimmed the book - I dare to rate it
I am guessing that this book is a good addition to `PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))` Which I also bought recently. At the moment I have only skimmed it shortly but it looks like I could get some valuable info from it.