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PHP and MySQL Phrasebook

By Christian Wenz

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional

Published Date: Oct 25, 2012

Description

PHP and MySQL Phrasebook gives you the code you need to  complete your web programming projects quickly and effectively in PHP, the leading scripting language for creating dynamic web pages.

 

Concise and Accessible

Easy to carry and easy to use–lets you ditch all those bulky books for one portable pocket guide

 

Flexible and Functional

Packed with more than 100 customizable code snippets–so you can readily code functional PHP and MySQL in just about any situation

 

Christian Wenz is an author and consultant with a focus on  web technologies. He co-wrote the Zend PHP 5 and Zend PHP 5.3 Certifications and has contributed to several PHP packages in  the PEAR repository.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction            1

1 Manipulating Strings      7

    Comparing Strings      8

    Checking Usernames and Passwords      9

    Converting Strings into HTML      11

    Using Line Breaks      13

    Encrypting Strings      14

    Checksumming Strings      16

    Extracting Substrings      19

    Protecting Email Addresses Using ASCII Codes      20

    Scanning Formatted Strings      24

    Getting Detailed Information about Variables      25

    Searching in Strings      26

    Using Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions      29

    Finding Tags with Regular Expressions      30

    Validating Mandatory Input      31

    Validating Email Addresses      34

    Search and Replace      35

2 Working with Arrays      39

    Accessing All Elements of Numeric Arrays      41

    Accessing All Elements of Associative Arrays      43

    Accessing All Array Elements in Nested Arrays      44

    Turning an Array into Variables      47

    Converting Strings to Arrays      48

    Converting Arrays to Strings      49

    Sorting Arrays Alphabetically      50

    Sorting Associative Arrays Alphabetically      51

    Sorting Nested Arrays      53

    Sorting Nested Associative Arrays      55

    Sorting IP Addresses (as a Human Would)      57

    Sorting Anything      58

    Sorting with Foreign Languages      59

    Applying an Effect to All Array Elements      61

    Filtering Arrays      65

    Getting Random Elements Out of Arrays      67

    Making Objects Behave Like Arrays      68

3 Date and Time      71

    Using Text within date()      74

    Formatting DateTime Objects      75

    Automatically Localizing Dates      75

    Manually Localizing Dates      79

    Using the Current Date, the U.S./U.K./European Way      80

    Formatting a Specific Date      80

    Validating a Date      82

    Calculating a Relative Date      83

    Creating a Sortable Time Stamp      84

    Converting a String into a Date      85

    Determining Sunrise and Sunset      86

    Using Date and Time for Benchmarks      87

    Using Form Fields for Date Selection      89

    Create Self-Updating Form Fields for Date Selection      91

    Calculating the Difference between Two Dates      93

    Using GMT Date/Time Information      96

4 Working with Objects (and Related Topics)      99

    Setting Up Classes      100

    Understanding Inheritance      102

    Using Abstract Classes and Interfaces      104

    Preventing Inheritance and Overwriting      108

    Using Autoloading      109

    Cloning Objects      111

    Serializing and Deserializing Objects      113

    Implementing Singletons      115

    Using Traits      120

5 Interacting with Web Forms      123

    Sending Form Data Back to the Current Script      124

    Reading Out Form Data      125

    Checking Whether a Form Has Been Submitted      128

    Saving Form Data into a Cookie      129

    Prefilling Text Fields and Password Fields      131

    Prefilling Multiline Text Fields      135

    Preselecting Radio Buttons      136

    Preselecting Check Boxes      137

    Preselecting Selection Lists      138

    Preselecting Multiple Selection Lists      140

    Processing Graphical Submit Buttons      143

    Checking Mandatory Fields      144

    Checking Selection Lists      146

    Escaping Output      149

    Validating Input      150

    Writing All Form Data into a File      151

    Sending All Form Data via Email      153

    Getting Information about File Uploads      154

    Moving Uploaded Files to a Safe Location      157

    Monitoring the Progress of a File Upload      158

6 Remembering Users (Cookies and Sessions)      163

    Understanding Cookies      164

    Creating a Cookie      167

    Reading Out Cookies      169

    Setting a (Reasonable) Expiry Date      170

    Setting a Client-Specific Expiry Date      171

    Deleting a Cookie      172

    Making Cookies Accessible for Several Domains      174

    Checking Whether the Client Supports Cookies      176

    Saving Multiple Data in One Cookie      177

    Saving the User’s Language Preference      180

    Understanding Sessions      182

    Where to Store the Sessions      183

    How to Maintain the Session State      184

    Activating Sessions      185

    Reading and Writing Sessions      186

    Closing Sessions      187

    Changing the Session ID      187

    Implementing a Custom Session Management      189

    Creating a Secured Area with Sessions      195

    Creating a Secured Area without Sessions      197

7 Using Files on the Server File System      201

    Opening and Closing Files      202

    Reading from Files      205

    Writing to Files      207

    Locking Files      208

    Using Relative Paths for File Access      209

    Avoiding Security Traps with File Access      210

    Working with CSV Data      212

    Parsing INI Files      216

    Retrieving File Information      217

    Copying, Moving, and Deleting Files      220

    Browsing the File System      221

    Using PHP Streams      222

    Using Bzip2 Archives      224

    Returning Files with an HTTP Request      227

8 Working with MySQL Databases      229

    Connecting to MySQLi      231

    Sending SQL to MySQL      233

    Prepared Statements with MySQL      235

    Retrieving Results of a Query to MySQL      236

    Retrieving the Last Inserted ID      239

    Using Transactions      240

9 Working with Other Databases      243

    Connecting to SQLite      244

    Sending SQL to SQLite      246

    Retrieving Results of a Query to SQLite      248

    Using Prepared Statements with SQLite      250

    Connecting to PostgreSQL      252

    Sending SQL to PostgreSQL      253

    Updating Data in PostgreSQL      254

    Retrieving Results of a Query to PostgreSQL      255

    Connecting to Oracle      257

    Sending SQL to Oracle      258

    Retrieving Results of a Query to Oracle      260

    Connecting to MSSQL      262

    Sending SQL to MSSQL      264

    Retrieving Results of a Query to MSSQL      265

    Using Prepared Statements with MSSQL      266

    Using MSSQL without Windows      268

    Connecting to Firebird      270

    Sending SQL to Firebird      271

    Retrieving Results of a Query to Firebird      272

    Connecting via PDO      273

    Sending SQL via PDO      275

    Retrieving Results of a Query via PDO      276

10 Using XML      279

    Parsing XML with SAX      280

    Parsing XML with XMLReader      282

    Using DOM to Read XML      284

    Using DOM to Write XML      285

    Using XMLWriter to Write XML      287

    Using SimpleXML      288

    Using XPath with SimpleXML      289

    Transforming XML with XSL      290

    Validating XML      291

11 Communicating with Others      295

    Connecting with HTTP Servers      295

    Connecting with FTP Servers      298

    Checking Whether a Server Is Still Reacting      300

    Creating a Web Service with NuSOAP      304

    Automatically Generating WSDL with NuSOAP      306

    Consuming a Web Service with NuSOAP      308

    Creating a Web Service with the PHP 5 SOAP Extension      309

    Consuming a Web Service with the PHP 5 SOAP Extension      312

    Using Ajax      313

    Exchanging Data with the Server      316

TOC, 9780321834638, 10/3/2012

 

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