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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (Jan. 29 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470167777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470167779
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 3.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 980 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

6 books in 1 — your key to great dynamic Web sites!

Your one-stop guide to building dynamic, database-driven sites — easily

Here's a handy toolbox for building your dynamic Web site, all in one easy-to-use book! Six convenient minibooks give you what you need to know to use PHP & MySQL — free, open-source technologies. You'll find it's easy to create a Web site that lets visitors sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Set up your development environment

  • Build PHP scripts

  • Create a MySQL database

  • Summarize and sort data results

  • Design and implement user access control

  • Build a shopping cart application

About the Author

Janet Valade is the author of PHP &MySQL For Dummies, which is in its third edition. She has also written PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies and PHP & MySQL: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites. In addition, Janet is the author of Spring into Linux and a co-author of Mastering Visually Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3 Professional.
Janet has 20 years of experience in the computing field. Most recently, she worked as a Web designer and programmer in an engineering firm for four years. Prior to that, Janet worked for 13 years in a university environment, where she was a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, supported faculty and students in their computer usage, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars on a variety of technology topics.

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This book has been very helpful in my understanding and programming of PHP and MySQL. It explains the programming basics and how php communicates with MySQL.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Use over and over again April 20 2008
By M. Soda - Published on
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GREAT book!! Perfect for beginners, but still good enough for somewhat experienced users.

I had my site up and running with loads of php scripts, mysql query's etc. in just a week after I got this book, complete with log-in pages, registration, and other fancy bells and whistles.

After this, I got a couple other books for more advanced coverage, but still find myself turning back to this book quite frequently.

highly recommended for anyone looking to learn php.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Mistake heaven Dec 9 2008
By Jeremy Szymankowski - Published on
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I'm sorry, but after going through just the first couple chapters in Book II, I've already encountered many mistakes in the reading. I enjoyed the Java book I read by this publisher, but this one clearly wasn't proofread or something because there is misleading text, and coding that might confuse anyone brand new to programming.

Luckily, I only checked this out from my school library because I would have been quite disappointed if I spent money on this book to only find it with many mistakes in the first couple days of my reading.

Others might want to explore more options when trying to learn php because when I start concentrating more on where the errors are in the book, then I get side-tracked into actually learning the language because I'm all hung up on these errors.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book explains it a from the absolute bottom so even a door would understand it - I like that Oct. 5 2009
By Heinrich Christiansen - Published on
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I am new to PHP programming and I like the way the book explains the good stuff and the bad stuff and even shows examples of both typs and explains what really happens.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great Overview May 27 2008
By K. VanDonsel - Published on
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This is a very well written reference on PHP and MySQL. The book includes a 6 in 1 desk reference, which doesn't allow for the minute detail that is contained in some other "for Dummies" editions. But, it is a good additional to a PHP library nonetheless.

The explanations are clear and easy to understand. The sample code is fully documented to allow the reader to fully understand the script and how it works.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful Oct. 31 2010
By Katrian - Published on
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I got this book for a class in PHP and MySQL, and it has proven extremely helpful. It is very clear and easy to understand. I highly recommend it for beginners in PHP.