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Rather than make up trivial programs just to illustrate aspects of the MySQL/PHP environment, this book features code snippets, half a page or so in length each, which illustrate the behaviour of key code structures. For example, in explaining conditional statements in PHP, the book gives you a no-frills IF statement with real values in place. It's not always obvious how the code structures will behave in practice, but the book does a consistently good job of commenting intelligently on the place of each aspect of the language in a well-designed application. The latter half attacks specific problems--a chat system, a guest book, and so on--and walks through the setup of MySQL and each important PHP function for each. --David Wall
Topics covered: The PHP server-side scripting language and the MySQL database server, explained for people who have neither a lot of database administration background nor programming experience. Matters of creating and querying databases, and of performing simple and advanced operations with PHP scripting, are covered adroitly. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The popularity of using MySQL and PHP to create organized and efficient Web sites is growing at a steady pace. MySQL has proven itself to be fast, robust, and easy to use. It works well with PHP, and its perfect for Web applications for simple to robust sites. For many developers, PHP is the next obvious step from HTML due to the fact that it was written specifically for use on the Web, its cross-platform, and its relatively easy to understand and write. MySQL/PHP Database Applications, Second Edition, demonstrates Web-application development using MySQL and PHP by presenting multiple practical, ready-to-use examples ranging from a simple guestbook to a fully functional e-commerce site with a shopping cart. Other applications include a catalog, a content manager, a threaded discussion, and a problem-tracking system. Youll learn the essentials of working with MySQL and PHP so you can start building and customizing database applications for the Web in no time!
This edition offers updated coverage of MySQL 4.0 and an extensive look ahead into PHP 5. The example code was rewritten to run against the new PHP engine, and this edition explores its new object-oriented features, as well as improvements in XML processing, remote file access, and other areas. Containing advice on how to easily tweak and customize a site, this book:
The CD-ROM contains the example code and applications from the book, as well as MySQL, PHP, and Apache.
... and it's not for people who can't figure out which version of PHP they're running. I had no problem running the code against PHP 5. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
This is a great book, two years ago. I have spent more time and energy than I wish over the last two months trying to get the syntax differences down, and hunt down bugs in the... Read morePublished on April 23 2003 by "jonatbumpycircledotcom"
I loved this book. 2 years after reading it, I'm now programming php and mysql database applications professionally. This book is a great way to get started using php and mysql.Published on April 10 2003
This book is not well explained overall. As I It is hard to find a book convined MySQL and PHP, but I recommend to look for another book. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2003 by joe
As a general overview, the content of the book is pretty good, and would have been great... but the authors and editors do a VERY poor job of being specific where necessary,... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003 by Blake Senftner
This book is very good for "not too novice" who would like to learn PHP & MySQL simultaneously. It is a nice book. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003 by reza iqbal
I found the first few chapters to be the most valuable ones, providing overviews of general topics. In particular the chapter on relational database design would be good for... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by John Berliner
Within the first couple of chapters, I noticed that they really need to use spell check! Typos in their own book scared me because Typos are something that is not accepted when... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003 by J. Glasser
The authors provide a good coverage of using PHP and MySQL. They guide the reader through the elements of the language and using PHP and MySQL together well. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2002 by Todd E Smith