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PHP6 and MySQL Bible [Paperback]

Steve Suehring , Tim Converse , Joyce Park
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Jan. 2 2009 Bible (Wiley)
MySQL is the leading open source database on the market and PHP continues to dominate the server side of the scripting market—together, they are the most popular and common team for creating dynamic, database-driven web sites. This comprehensive book covers the newest version of PHP and MySQL and is packed with extensive code examples, full working applications, and valuable troubleshooting advice. You’ll explore installing, developing, and debugging the latest versions of PHP and MySQL and get insight on advanced topics such as error handling, debugging, PEAR, security, HTTP, cookies, and OOP.

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Harness PHP and MySQL for robust Web development

Start quickly building dynamic Web applications with the leading open-source scripting tool, the leading open-source database, and this comprehensive guide that shows you exactly how to do it. You'll learn PHP6 and MySQL inside and out, explore the ups and downs of using open-source technologies, and discover pages of tips and techniques that help you get the most out of this powerful development duo. This book includes extensive code examples, full working applications, and much more.

  • Install, develop, debug, and troubleshoot the newest versions of PHP and MySQL

  • Get up to speed on PHP basics, including syntax, datatypes, functions, and pitfalls

  • Review Structured Query Language (SQL) and data administration basics

  • Master advanced PHP features, including object-oriented programming and session handling

  • Examine PHP's interaction with other databases technologies, such as Oracle®

  • Explore advanced topics, such as PHP with e-mail programs, and PHP and XML

  • Learn how to create a game and much more in extended case studies

About the Author

Joyce Park is a Web developer in Silicon Valley. She has worked on PHP projects of all sizes, including co-lead of the Mod-pulsub project.

Steve Suehring is a technology consultant with a diverse business and computing background. He is the former security editor for LinuxWorld Magazine and has published several books.

Tim Converse is a software engineer at Inktomi Corporation, which is owned by Yahoo!. He has more than a dozen years of programming experience in Lisp, C, C++, Java, and Web techniques, including PHP.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipping and good price Oct. 13 2011
By ALEGO57
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not a "bible" July 27 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Hello.

I am a web developer with experience in multiple languages.

I'd say, this book is good, but not "great", and definitely not a "bible" (if you consider the bible a good thing).

PROS
---Part 1(PHP) is very well organized, and gives you an ordered path to learn PHP.
---The same goes with part III(advanced PHP).
---It gives a chunk of useful PHP things at the end in part V.

CONS
---Part 2 was nearly horrifying. Seeing as how this book was written even before PHP 6 came out, you would assume the authors would stop using deprecated HTML tags. Also, when is says "PHP and MySQL", it means exactly that. The author is assuming you already know SQL, and tries to throw in the whole SQL language in maybe a chapter and a half.

YOU PICKS (Things I don't care about, but some people might, I didn't read most of these)
---Part IV has a bunch of chapters explaining how to work with other databases (postgreSQL, Oracle, etc)
---Part VI has some case studies(which I read, but you know...)
---The appendix has some references for C, Perl, Pear, and HTML backgrounds.

All in all, I think it is worth getting, but don't bother getting a $70 new copy thinking it will be a life-long reference... get the $5 used one, and when you're done, it probably won't have a very prominant place on your bookshelf.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Authors and Publisher should be Ashamed Sept. 6 2009
By Haso Keric - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Title says it all that they have no idea what they are publishing or what is being written about "PHP6 and MySQL Bible (Bible (Wiley)) (Paperback)" PHP6 does not exist the 'just barely recent released' version is 5.3.x - where do they get that 6 from ?

This is not the only book that offers PHP6 (which again 'Does Not Exist') they are mislead and they are business people writing books who have no idea what they are writing about.

Anyways stay away from a book that teaches a version 'non existing'

Good Luck
5.0 out of 5 stars PHP6 and MySQL Bible March 22 2014
By Margaret Rosa King - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The PHP6 and MySQL is an excellent reference book. Other books do not show us how to interact with database software. I recommend this book for help when no one else able to help with database connection issues. Listen Amazon, I will not sell my PHP6 and MySQL book ever. : )
10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars psychic authors Jan. 14 2009
By Robert Hafner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
PHP 6 and MySQL 6?

The problem with that is that PHP is about to release their major update (5.3) and MySQL just released theirs (5.1). Both of these versions took years to develop. Neither MySQL nor PHP have even finalized their plans for their version 6, and in the case of PHP they've made changes to the PHP 5.3 API in just the last couple of weeks.

Because it would be completely idiotic to try to predict what the results of a huge update are going to be years in advance, I can only come to one conclusion- our authors are psychic.

We should give these authors a round of applause- I know that if I could predict the future, I wouldn't be using my talents to get sneak peaks on my favorite web development tools, I would be going for the lottery tickets and superbowl wins. This way I can afford to spend money on quality books put together by top notch marketing departments and clueless authors.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book Oct. 13 2009
By Brian J. Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a great reference book for PHP and MySQL. I wouldn't recommend it if you are wanting to use it as the soul purpose of learning from scratch, but it is great for someone who is a least somewhat familiar with PHP and MySQL.
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