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Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development [Paperback]

Gareth Downes-Powell , Tim Green , Bruno Mairlot
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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July 1 2002 Programmer to Programmer
What is this book about?

PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages available. It's powerful and easy to learn. Combined with MySQL — a fast, cross-platform, and free open source database — it makes a very effective tool for developing database-driven websites.

This book is all about developing PHP/MySQL websites with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, the premier visual website design tool. It will show you how to use Dreamweaver MX to rapidly develop database-driven PHP web applications with the minimum of fuss.

Throughout the book, we use a real-world example application, a hotel room booking system, to demonstrate just how quick and easy it is to build dynamic PHP sites with Dreamweaver MX.

What does this book cover?

Here are just a few of the things you'll find covered in this book:

  • Overview of Dreamweaver MX, PHP, and MySQL
  • Designing a site
  • Using server behaviors to interact with the database
  • Hand-coding and debugging in Dreamweaver

Who is this book for?

This book is for the web professional looking to develop database-driven PHP web applications using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. Some knowledge of HTML and web design is assumed, but you don't need to know any PHP or MySQL.


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This book is for web professionals who want to use Dreamweaver MX to produce PHP web sites. It doesn't assume any knowledge of PHP. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages available. It’s powerful and easy to learn. Combined with MySQL, a fast, cross-platform, and free open source database, it makes a very effective tool for developing database-driven web sites.

This book is all about developing PHP/ MySQL web sites with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, the premier visual web site design tool. It will show you how to use Dreamweaver MX to rapidly develop database-driven PHP web applications with the minimum of fuss.

Throughout the book we use a real-world example application, a hotel room booking system, to demonstrate just how easily you can quickly build dynamic PHP sites with Dreamweaver MX.

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This book will show you:

  • Overview of Dreamweaver MX, PHP, and MySQL
  • Designing the site
  • Using server behaviors to interact with the database
  • Hand coding and debugging in Dreamweaver

Who is this book for?

This book is for web professionals looking to develop database-driven PHP web applications using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. Some knowledge of HTML and web design is assumed, but you don’t need to know any PHP or MySQL.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book on PHP development July 28 2002
Format:Paperback
I think this book is a good buy. I sure did open my eyes to a world of development I never thought possible without Dreamweaver. PHP is so powerful and this book let's you harness those great features of PHP.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners or intermediate June 18 2004
Format:Paperback
While the content of the book is potentially good, anybody who needs a little handholding might get lost quickly as the author does not give much background information and skips many steps that are second nature to proficient developers. This is where the beginner puts this book away and the intermediate user struggles with finding more information on how-to-do a particular thing. (This starts with the setup of a Apache / MySQL / PHP server and ripples thru the whole book.)
In addition to the content, the book is slightly disorganized and not the easiest reading material. Not so much because of difficulty but because of writing style.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Riddled With Errors Dec 14 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is riddled with errors, from nonsense layouts to coding mistakes. The interface (a hotel booking system) is very rudimentary and does not work as advertised.
The book does introduce readers to Dreamweaver's server behavior interface and does a good job walking readers through a local install of Apache, MySQL, PHP, and a few other tools.
A good idea, poorly executed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars very poor writing July 31 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this book is not for beginners ... poor writing and have a lot of nonsence layouts . wasting money to buy ...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Errors! July 14 2003
By Jim G
Format:Paperback
The book seamed perfect to help me learn PHP and MYSQL using DWMX. Too bad it's so full of errors and mistakes. Remeber trying to learn how to drive a car. Now imagine trying to learn on a car that stalls and breaks down constantly. That's what the book feels like to me. I find myself trouble shooting all the code and that is pretty hard when you are just learning.
There is no CD but you can download SOME of the code. Having a final (working) version of the site would have made all the errors stand out a bit more.
I am learnig from it, it's just a bit frustrating and slow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful but full of mistakes June 23 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is one of those rare books on programming PHP with Dreamweaver. The explanations and instructions are very good but you have to be carefull about the mistakes in conflicting database names and some coding. We spent almost 2 hours in finding where we are doing wrong. We finally found out that it was because the coding was misspelled...
But we recommend this book to those who want to build php, mysql pages with DreamWeaver MX.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Keep Looking April 29 2003
By E. Ross
Format:Paperback
I haven't finished the book yet -- and probably won't. It is absolutely the most dreadful development/learning book I've come across yet (in almost 30 years of playing with computers). Some instructions are missing steps. Others are plain flat-out wrong. Finally, the authors make way too many assumptions about users' abilities and machine-specific setups. Do yourself a favor and find another book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Someone should check the code April 27 2003
Format:Paperback
I'm very disappointed with this book. For someone just starting their journey in PHP, it simply has too many mistakes in the code presented on the pages of the book. Learning to program is hard enough without the help of wrongly printed code in a book that is suppose to be teaching the subject. After 3 day of frustation I go to the site only to find out they no longer support the book. They do however have an Errata page where you will find many corrections to the code which after some more time got the basic booking system to work. Then After a day on chaper 9 with a list of the corrections from the website in hand, I could not get the admin section to work so I download the code pages for chapter 9 from the site, and find they doesn't work either. I like the explanations on the subject and the layout of the book but damn I think a programming book should spend whatever time it takes to get the code right. I make my share of typos not to mention spelling but I don't write or sell books. This book is about teaching code and it seem to me someone could have spent more time making sure at least the code was correct. It's obvious these guys know what they are doing I just wish it had been better edited.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad but not indepth to take you far.
This was a good start to php but I found that at the end of it I had a working web site but a lot of what was done was not explained. Read more
Published on April 25 2003 by Crawford Paul
2.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully, better PHP-DWMX books will be written soon!
This book might be okay if you are already a PHP developer who wants to learn to use Dreamweaver MX, but if you want to learn PHP you are better off buying an introductory book on... Read more
Published on March 19 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Infintely Useful resource
I am an experienced Dreamweaver user and with the release of Dreamweaver MX I was inspired to take advantage of the new server capabilities (and my expensive DSL) and set up a web... Read more
Published on Jan. 31 2003 by Grady Kuhnline
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but lacking some detail
This book is a really great read that ties dreamweaver and php together. And since it is basically the only book out there that does that, it is a must have for any... Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2003 by Andrew
4.0 out of 5 stars 6-8 Pages per Chapter to Explain what's PHP would be GREAT!
I tend to agree with the review given by "Rover". Considering the fact that you're using a WYSIWYG editor (even though it's the best) to develop server-side scripting of... Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid book
This is really a solid book on using Dreamweaver for PHP developing. Following the typical glasshaus approach the authors go straight to the relevant information, assuming the... Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2003 by Foti Massimo
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