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PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, Safari

By Larry Ullman

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Jul 1, 2008

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It hasn't taken Web developers long to discover that when it comes to creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, MySQL and PHP provide a winning open source combination. Add this book to the mix, and there's no limit to the powerful, interactive Web sites that developers can create. With step-by-step instructions, complete scripts, and expert tips to guide readers, veteran author and database designer Larry Ullman gets right down to business: After grounding readers with separate discussions of first the scripting language (PHP) and then the database program (MySQL), he goes on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. This guide is indispensable for intermediate- to advanced level Web designers who want to replace their static sites with something dynamic. In this edition, the bulk of the new material covers the latest versions of both technologies: PHP 6 (due out in 2008) and MySQL 5 (available now). The book's publication date is likely to beat the official release of PHP 6, making it one of the first books available on the subject.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to PHP
2. Programming with PHP
3. Creating Dynamic Web Sites
4. Introduction to MySQL
5. Introduction to SQL
6. Advanced SQL and MySQL
7. Error Handling and Debugging
8. Using PHP with MySQL
9. Common Programming Techniques
10. Web Application Development
11. Cookies and Sessions
12. Security Methods
13. Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions
14. Making Universal Sites
15. Example–Message Board
16. Example–User Registration
17. Example–E-Commerce
Appendix A: Installation