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Written by an experienced PHP expert who is in sync with the most common uses of PHP and MySQL, this tutorial presents basic code for twelve functional projects that exemplify the basic concepts and syntax of PHP and MySQL that are used to develop web-based applications.
As you walk through the detailed steps of each project, you'll learn the many aspects of design as well as how to properly secure your applications for real-world implementation. While some projects build upon previous projects, others stand alone. Whether you are looking for guidance in how to program different applications, seeking inspiration to write projects of your own, or planning to modify and reapply the featured projects, you can look forward to expanding your skill set with these projects.
What you will learn from this book
How to create a basic user registration system
How to expand on a user registration system to create a community forum with user privileges and threaded posts
How to create a mailing list with control address and digest mailings
How to build a custom search engine for your own site
How to write a personal calendar utility to keep yourself organized
How to create an AJAX-influenced file upload and directory viewer
How to create a file-based image gallery
How to write a categorized shopping cart
How to log site traffic and collect information about site visitors
How to build a news or blog system with comments and RSS feed
How to write and run management scripts
How to deal with security issues
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who is familiar with the fundamentals of programming in PHP and MySQL and is interested in programming a variety of applications.
Create - Modify - Reuse guides are packed with unique, ready-to-use projects that are perfect for the busy programmer. The projects are created with minimal set-up and can be modified, enhanced, and reused in real-world situations.
Martin E. Psinas is a recognized security expert and valued member of the open - source community. He has been contracted as a technical editor, code auditor, and is a published author with Pearson Education as well as the #1 PHP magazine, PHP|Architect . In his free time, he maintains his personal web site and is a volunteer administrator/contributor at codewalkers.com — a resource for PHP & MySQL developers. Martin interacts frequently with the leaders of the PHP project as well as PHP User ’ s Groups.