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Quickly develop dynamic Flash applications with PHP
The demand for rich Internet applications (RIAs) such as complete storefronts and interactive surveys is skyrocketing, as is the pressure to create these dynamic apps overnight and at low cost. This in-depth Bible provides the step-by-step instructions you need to quickly create RIAs in Flash using cost-effective, open-source PHP programming tools. You'll learn how PHP works, when you should use it in Flash, and above all, vital security techniques for keeping your interactive sites secure.
Install, configure, and explore the basics of PHP
Connect Flash to PHP and PHP to MySQL
Create contact forms and search capabilities
Clean, store, and check your interactive data
Apply advanced security techniques
Develop an RSS reader or banner tracking with PHP
Extend Flash and PHP with third-party libraries
Learn best practices for backing up and updating your server
Companion Web Site
On the book's Web site you can see real-world examples of Flash applications and how they were developed. The Web site also includes all the source files associated with the examples. Visit www.wiley.com/go/flashandphpbible.
Matthew Keefe is a new-media designer and developer with a strong background in application development for the Web as well as offline. He has worked with companies such as Delphi, PhotoshopCafe, and Organi Studios, to name a few. Examples of his work can be found on xm411.com (XM Satellite Radio Fan site).