The Joy of PHP

A Beginner's Guide to Programming Interactive Web Applications with PHP and MySQL

Author: Alan Forbes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522792147

Category: PHP (Computer program language)

Page: 182

View: 1252

Third Edition now with bonus chapters. Have you ever wanted to design your own website or browser application but thought it would be too difficult or just didn't know where to start? Have you found the amount of information on the Internet either too daunting or not geared for your skill set or worse-- just plain boring? Are you interested in learning to program PHP and have some fun along the way? If so, then The Joy of PHP by Alan Forbes is the book for you!! Alan starts with some basic HTML so the absolute beginner can catch up quickly and then goes step by step on how PHP works. You start with the easy stuff--like how to create and run simple PHP scripts that modify web pages-- and then build on what you've learned through a series of cohesive (and fun) exercises that carry over from lesson to lesson. As the chapters progress you begin to build a web site for a growing used car dealership business. This approach keeps the material fun and challenging-- and gives what you've learned a context to be relevant. A car dealership needs a constantly changing web site because the inventory of cars is always changing. HTML is not the answer for this kind of web site-- but PHP and mySQL are! Throughout the book you will be working with the web site for the car dealership and adding features and modifying it as the needs of the business (and your knowledge) grow. This writing style reinforces the previous lessons and keeps you engaged in a "real" project -- giving you both a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to apply what you've learned to a realistic scenario. You are far more likely to retain what you've learned using this approach than just reading dry syntax documentation. The author has an easy and fun style of writing that teaches you PHP in a simple, matter of fact manner while showing you the most common uses of the commands you need to get the job done. This keeps your learning pace quick and uncluttered. If you need it, he also points you to several resources where you can learn more about the other options a PHP function can offer and-- even better--how to read and understand those resources. If you want to learn the PHP language in an easy, enjoyable, well laid out manner and to learn why PHP and mySQL are so powerful and fun to use then buy this book!! Do not buy this book if you are looking for a comprehensive reference of boring PHP syntax. This book does not attempt to cover everything about PHP. What it does do-- and does well-- is take you from being a beginner who isn't even sure what PHP is to someone who knows the sheer joy that only programming dynamic sites can provide. You will become someone who can read, write, and modify PHP scripts and you will be able make your website come alive. Bonus Code All the source code referenced in the book is available for easy download and well organized. You don't have to cut and paste out of Kindle or retype code, unless you want to. There is even a video tutorial showing how to get started. Topics Covered... - Installing and configuring PHP - Introduction to HTML - Basic PHP Syntax - Some Fun Right Away - Editors and Staying Organized - Variables, Numbers, Dates and Strings - Control Structures - How to use a database, such as mySQL - Using PHP and mySQL Together - How to create forms to Display, Add, Edit, and Delete data - Session Variables - Working with Images - PHP File Uploads - PHP Quirks and Tips - Security Considerations This book is NOT the only book you'll ever need to read to master PHP. The book is a gentle introduction to a very rich topic. The hope of the author is to show you that PHP isn't really that scary after all, it is something YOU can do, and it can even bring you joy once you get it.
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Beginning PHP 5.3

Author: Matt Doyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118057341

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 7097

This book is intended for anyone starting out with PHP programming. If you’ve previously worked in another programming language such as Java, C#, or Perl, you’ll probably pick up the concepts in the earlier chapters quickly; however, the book assumes no prior experience of programming or of building Web applications. That said, because PHP is primarily a Web technology, it will help if you have at least some knowledge of other Web technologies, particularly HTML and CSS. Many Web applications make use of a database to store data, and this book contains three chapters on working with MySQL databases. Once again, if you’re already familiar with databases in general — and MySQL in particular — you’ll be able to fly through these chapters. However, even if you’ve never touched a database before in your life, you should still be able to pick up a working knowledge by reading through these chapters.
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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja

The Easy Way to Build Your Own Database Driven Website

Author: Kevin Yank

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 145719192X

Category: Computers

Page: 481

View: 9227

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja is a practical hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles and techniques needed to build a fully-functional database-driven web site using PHP & MySQL. This book covers everything from installing PHP & MySQL under Windows, Linux, and Mac through to building a live web-based content management system. While this is essentially a beginner's book, it also covers more advanced topics such as the storage of binary data in MySQL, and cookies and sessions in PHP. It comes complete with a set of handy reference guides for PHP & MySQL that include: MySQL syntax MySQL functions MysQL column types PHP functions for working with MySQL
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Head First PHP & MySQL

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Lynn Beighley,Michael Morrison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449331556

Category: Computers

Page: 814

View: 4617

If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples, this book teaches you all the essentials of server-side programming, from the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL coding to advanced topics such as form validation, session IDs, cookies, database queries and joins, file I/O operations, content management, and more. Head First PHP & MySQL offers the same visually rich format that's turned every title in the Head First series into a bestseller, with plenty of exercises, quizzes, puzzles, and other interactive features to help you retain what you've learned. Use PHP to transform static HTML pages into dynamic web sites Create and populate your own MySQL database tables, and work with data stored in files Perform sophisticated MySQL queries with joins, and refine your results with LIMIT and ORDER BY Use cookies and sessions to track visitors' login information and personalize the site for users Protect your data from SQL injection attacks Use regular expressions to validate information on forms Dynamically display text based on session info and create images on the fly Pull syndicated data from other sites using PHP and XML Throughout the book, you'll build sophisticated examples -- including a mailing list, a job board, and an online dating site -- to help you learn how to harness the power of PHP and MySQL in a variety of contexts. If you're ready to build a truly dynamic website, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ideal way to get going.
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Core PHP Programming

Author: Leon Atkinson,Zeev Suraski

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130463463

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

View: 2730

Demonstrates the construction and deployment of robust Web applications, covering syntax, scripts, functions, sorting, searching, parsing, program design, and debugging.
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Core Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL

Author: Marc Wandschneider

Publisher: Prentice-Hall PTR

ISBN: 9780131867161

Category: Computers

Page: 858

View: 6567

The accompanying CD-ROM contains all source code from the book, including three complete applications.
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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites

Visual QuickPro Guide

Author: Larry Ullman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134301919

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 7774

Learn PHP and MySQL programming— the quick and easy way! Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you step by step through advanced techniques for dynamic Web development using PHP and MySQL. • Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. • Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again. • Whether you’re new to programming or an experienced veteran just needing to get up to speed on PHP and MySQL, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in the languages, and much more!
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The Power of PHP

Author: Grace Murphy

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502634198

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8216

When PHP was first developed, its name stood for "Personal Home Page Tools." Today, PHP 5 has come a long way from that original suite of tools. However, PHP is still known for its myriad uses developing websites; in fact, WordPress was written in PHP. The Power of PHP explains why it's a great language for beginners, discusses its many applications, includes sample code, and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each iteration of PHP.
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PHP for the Web

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Larry Ullman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134301889

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 3952

Learn PHP programming the quick and easy way! With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Author Larry Ullman guides readers through the ins and outs of both PHP 5 and PHP 7, and offers more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples. Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show you what to do step by step. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again. Whether you’re a programming newbie or an experienced veteran learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
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PHP

Learn PHP in 2 Hours

Author: Cooper Alvin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983839375

Category:

Page: 94

View: 6463

Welcome Future Coder! Are You Ready To Learn And Start Programming With PHP In 2 Hours? PHP or PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language, which was designed with the objective to allow creation of dynamic content. Moreover, PHP also enables this dynamic content to interact with databases. As a result, the most intuitive application of PHP is for development of web-based software applications. This book is an introductory tutorial to help you learn PHP from scratch and build the right foundation for advanced lessons in this programming language. This book includes several sample codes, which have been provided to give you the real-world programming experience. Go ahead and execute these codes for a better learning experience. Besides this, you may also try variations of code because the best way to learn a programming language is by writing programs in it. We wish you a fruitful experience. Happy Coding! Learn, practice, and enjoy your new acquired skills! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Overview Basic Syntax Variables Operators Decision making Loops Much, much more! Download your copy today
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Building Scalable Web Sites

Author: Cal Henderson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596102356

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 4922

A guide to developing Web sites using scalable applications.
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PHP and MySQL Web Development: A Beginner’s Guide

Author: Marty Matthews

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071837310

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 4152

Essential Skills—Made Easy! PHP and MySQL Web Development: A Beginner's Guide takes you from building static web pages to creating comprehensive database-driven web applications. The book reviews HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and then explores PHP--its structure, control statements, arrays, functions, use with forms, and file handling capabilities. Next, the book examines MySQL, including SQL, the MySQL command set, and how to use it with PHP to create a relational database and build secure, databasedriven web applications. This practical resource features complete, step-by-step examples with code that you can use as templates for your own projects. Designed for Easy Learning Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid Self Tests--End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com
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Head First JQuery

Author: Ryan Benedetti,Ronan Cranley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449393217

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 5322

Explains how to build complex scripting functionality with minimal coding, providing coverage of functions ranging from incorporating Ajax apps and overcoming the limits of HTML and CSS to building plug-ins and using animation. Original.
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PHP Programming for Beginners

The Simple Guide to Learning PHP Fast!

Author: Tim Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517080525

Category:

Page: 60

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PHP Programming For Beginners Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! This book offers you basic tutorials on PHP, and it will make it easy for you to understand. After reading this book, you will find that web programming will become more efficient and simpler for you. It will give you the power to compete with other web page designers, and you can interact with your visitors in a stylish way. Even if you're a beginner, you will understand the instructions in this book, and you will be able to understand PHP coding. You will have a thorough understanding of what PHP does, what you can use it for, and who it is aimed at. In addition, this book gives you all the information to get you started with PHP, and to get started with it. You will know exactly it is used for and who uses it. Moreover, this book will save you the time from looking up information on proper coding, and having to look up information on PHP. You will never look at web programming the same again, and it will make your work much easier. This book is thorough, and it even starts you off with some coding skills. You will gain the skills to master PHP, in order to transform your website into a professional and nice looking site. Here Is What You'll Learn About... Basics Of PHP Rules Of PHP PHP Uses How Strings Work Operators Control Structures Much, Much More! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
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Head First JavaScript

Author: Michael Morrison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368573

Category: Computers

Page: 652

View: 5132

So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else's web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With Head First JavaScript, you learn: The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code Why you'll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you're writing JavaScript code How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons If you've ever read a Head First book, you know what to expect -- a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Head First JavaScript is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts -- like working directly with the web browser's object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don't be intimidated if you've never written a line of code before! In typical Head First style, Head First JavaScript doesn't skip steps, and we're not interested in having you cut and paste code. You'll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready... dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.
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PHP & MySQL in easy steps

Author: Mike McGrath

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 6099

PHP and MySQL in easy steps will teach the user to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to: anyone who wants to begin producing data-driven web pages.web developers wanting to add database interaction to their web sites.the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP and MySQL to their skills set.the hobbyist who wants to begin creating scripts for upload to their own ISP.the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of server-side programming with PHP and MySQL. PHP & MySQL in easy steps demonstrates by example how to produce data-driven web pages using the powerful PHP scripting language and the popular free MySQL database server. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively insert and extract data from databases for presentation on your web browser. PHP & MySQL in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server, the PHP interpreter, and MySQL database server, to create an environment in which you can produce your very own data-driven server-side web pages. You will learn how to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Examples illustrate how to store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, and how to create an E-Commerce Shopping Cart. This book assumes you have no previous experience of any programming or scripting language so is ideal for the newcomer to PHP and MySQL technologies.
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Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 1610

The highest rated WordPress development and design book on the market is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress book targeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits the full functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fully updated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updated examples with all new screenshots, and full exploration of additional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features. You will gain insight into real projects that currently use WordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usage and functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. The book's key features include detailed information and real-world examples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, plus code downloads and examples accessible through the companion website. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content of this edition focuses on real world application of WordPress concepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largest self-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you use WordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with new ideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL, and has evolved to be used as a full content management system through thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. Professional WordPress is the essential developer's guide to this multifunctional system.
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Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript

With jQuery, CSS & HTML5

Author: Robin Nixon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491979097

Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 1949

Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers. Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries Use the MySQLi extension, PHP’s improved MySQL interface Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user Manage cookies and sessions and maintain a high level of security Enhance the JavaScript language with jQuery and jQuery mobile libraries Use Ajax calls for background browser-server communication Style your web pages by acquiring CSS2 and CSS3 skills Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas element Reformat your websites into mobile web apps
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PHP and MySQL Web Development

Author: Luke Welling,Laura Thomson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768686432

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 1788

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications. PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server. The fourth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP 5 through version 5.3, such as namespaces and closures, as well as features introduced in MySQL 5.1. This is the eBook version of the title. To gain access to the contents on the CD bundled with the printed book, please register your product at informit.com/register
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