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PHP and MySQL Web Development introduces readers (who are assumed to have little or no experience with the title subjects) to PHP and MySQL for the purpose of creating dynamic Internet sites. It teaches the same skills as introductory Active Server Pages (ASP) and ColdFusion books--technologies which address the same niche.
Authors Luke Welling and Laura Thomson's technique aims to get readers going on their own projects as soon as possible. They present easily digestible sections on specific technical processes--"Accessing Array Contents" and "Using Encryption with PHP" are two examples. Each section centres on a sample program that strips the task at hand down to its essentials, enabling the reader to fit the process into his or her own solutions as required. Tables that list options and other nuggets of reference material appear as well, but the many examples and the authors' commentary on them take centre stage.
PHP & MySQL Web Development teaches the reader to develop dynamic, secure e-commerce Web sites and Web applications. The book shows how to integrate and implement these technologies by following real-world examples and working sample projects. It also covers the related technologies needed to build a commercial Web site such as SSL, shopping carts, and payment systems. The CD includes a Linux distribution, MySQL, PHP4 and utilities for the projects and code listings.See all Product Description
This book ranks amongst the best on the subject. I spent nearly three months reading every page and duplicating examples on the CD. Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by W. Benedek
Being a productive web developer, I am constantly buying new books and looking through information online to better myself and make my online applications better. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2003 by Will Strohl
This is an excellent book! It took me from a complete novice (the last programming experience I had was with structured BASIC back in the 8th grade, over 15 years ago) to... Read morePublished on May 18 2003
I really looked around before buying a php/mysql book, and bought this one based on: Amazon reviews! I have to say, it was a great book! Read morePublished on March 30 2003 by Sidney von Katzendame
The more pages that a computer book has the less value it seems to have and this book is no exception. Read morePublished on March 30 2003 by Jed Pokojowiec
PHP and MySQL web development is a good book that covers many aspecs of PHP and MySQL in simple, easy to understand instructions. Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by David Lewis
This book does not contain a complete information about php and mySQL, it's just talking about the e-commerce thing.Published on March 11 2003
I picked this book up as a total PHP beginner and was creating useful applications quickly. The examples are excellent and walk you through processes step by step. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003
This book has some great examples on how to utilize PHP along with MySQL but I thought that the book included too much information on setting up MySQL queries and not enough on the... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2003 by MCF