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: 7467

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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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: 4700

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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PHP Programming for Beginners

The Simple Guide to Learning PHP Fast!

Author: Tim Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517080525

Category:

Page: 60

View: 6344

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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Core PHP Programming

Author: Leon Atkinson,Zeev Suraski

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130463463

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

View: 1100

Demonstrates the construction and deployment of robust Web applications, covering syntax, scripts, functions, sorting, searching, parsing, program design, and debugging.
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PHP and MySQL: Novice to Ninja

Author: Tom Butler,Kevin Yank

Publisher: Sitepoint

ISBN: 9780994346988

Category:

Page: 400

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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition is a hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional application using PHP & MySQL. Comprehensively updated to cover PHP 7 and modern best practice, this practical and fun book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL through to creating a complete online content management system. You'll learn how to: Install PHP & MySQL on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux Gain a thorough understanding of PHP syntax Use object oriented programming techniques Master database design principles and SQL Develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic Build a working content management system (CMS) 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: 8982

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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Beginning PHP and Oracle

From Novice to Professional

Author: W Jason Gilmore,Bob Bryla

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430203674

Category: Computers

Page: 763

View: 782

This is an adaptation of Jason Gilmore’s best-selling book, Beginning PHP and MySQL. It’s a recognition of the growing use of PHP with commercial databases, Oracle in particular, enabling readers in Oracle-based shops to learn PHP on their chosen platform. Supplying the Oracle expertise is Bob Bryla, co-author of the Oracle Database 10g DBA Handbook and many other titles. His easy-going and straightforward style is an excellent match for Jason’s, making their book one of the best things going for those wanting to learn about using PHP with Oracle.
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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: 4908

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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Modern PHP

New Features and Good Practices

Author: Josh Lockhart

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491904992

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 6041

PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries. Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book. Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications Explore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHP Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server
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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: 9427

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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Beginning PHP 5.3

Author: Matt Doyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118057341

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 5073

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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Object-Oriented PHP

Concepts, Techniques, and Code

Author: Peter Lavin

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270771

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Presents an introduction to PHP and object-oriented programming, with information on such topics as classes, inheritance, RSS readers, and XML.
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Learning PHP 7

Author: Antonio Lopez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785883410

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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Learn the art of PHP programming through this example-rich book filled to the brim with tutorials every PHP developer needs to know About This Book Set up the PHP environment and get started with web programming Leverage the potential of PHP for server-side programming, memory management, and object-oriented programming (OOP) This book is packed with real-life examples to help you implement the concepts as you learn Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer or programmer who wants to create real-life web applications using PHP 7, or a beginner who wants to get started with PHP 7 programming, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of PHP, PHP 7, or programming is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Set up a server on your machine with PHP Use PHP syntax with the built-in server to create apps Apply the OOP paradigm to PHP to write richer code Use MySQL to manage data in your web applications Create a web application from scratch using MVC Add tests to your web application and write testable code Use an existing PHP framework to build and manage your applications Build REST APIs for your PHP applications Test the behavior of web applications with Behat In Detail PHP is a great language for building web applications. It is essentially a server-side scripting language that is also used for general purpose programming. PHP 7 is the latest version with a host of new features, and it provides major backwards-compatibility breaks. This book begins with the fundamentals of PHP programming by covering the basic concepts such as variables, functions, class, and objects. You will set up PHP server on your machine and learn to read and write procedural PHP code. After getting an understanding of OOP as a paradigm, you will execute MySQL queries on your database. Moving on, you will find out how to use MVC to create applications from scratch and add tests. Then, you will build REST APIs and perform behavioral tests on your applications. By the end of the book, you will have the skills required to read and write files, debug, test, and work with MySQL. Style and approach This book begins with the basics that all PHP developers use every day and then dives deep into detailed concepts and tricks to help you speed through development. You will be able to learn the concepts by performing practical tasks and implementing them in your daily activities, all at your own pace.
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Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL

Building Effective Database-Driven Web Sites

Author: Hugh E. Williams,David Lane

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449396329

Category: Computers

Page: 820

View: 328

There are many reasons for serving up dynamic content from a web site: to offer an online shopping site, create customized information pages for users, or just manage a large volume of content through a database. Anyone with a modest knowledge of HTML and web site management can learn to create dynamic content through the PHP programming language and the MySQL database. This book gives you the background and tools to do the job safely and reliably.Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition thoroughly reflects the needs of real-world applications. It goes into detail on such practical issues as validating input (do you know what a proper credit card number looks like?), logging in users, and using templatesto give your dynamic web pages a standard look.But this book goes even further. It shows how JavaScript and PHP can be used in tandem to make a user's experience faster and more pleasant. It shows the correct way to handle errors in user input so that a site looks professional. It introduces the vast collection of powerful tools available in the PEAR repository and shows how to use some of the most popular tools.Even while it serves as an introduction to new programmers, the book does not omit critical tasks that web sites require. For instance, every site that allows updates must handle the possibility of multiple users accessing data at the same time. This book explains how to solve the problem in detail with locking.Through a sophisticated sample application--Hugh and Dave's Wine Store--all the important techniques of dynamic content are introduced. Good design is emphasized, such as dividing logic from presentation. The book introduces PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 features, while providing techniques that can be used on older versions of the software that are still in widespread use.This new edition has been redesigned around the rich offerings of PEAR. Several of these, including the Template package and the database-independent query API, are fully integrated into examples and thoroughly described in the text. Topics include: Installation and configuration of Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Unix®, Windows®, and Mac OS® X systems Introductions to PHP, SQL, and MySQL administration Session management, including the use of a custom database for improved efficiency User input validation, security, and authentication The PEAR repository, plus details on the use of PEAR DB and Template classes Production of PDF reports
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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: 4231

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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Professional WordPress

Design and Development

Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987276

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 4893

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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Building Scalable Web Sites

Author: Cal Henderson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596102356

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 9468

A guide to developing Web sites using scalable applications.
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Head First JavaScript

Author: Michael Morrison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368573

Category: Computers

Page: 652

View: 3020

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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Murach's PHP and MySQL

Author: Joel Murach,Ray Harris

Publisher: Mike Murach and Associates, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781943872381

Category: Computers

Page: 866

View: 5525

I cant count how many PHP books I have purchased over the years trying to learn the language. Murachs was the first book that helped me grasp the concepts and got me onto actually scripting in PHP. Thats what one developer posted on the first edition of Murachs PHP and MySQL. Now, this 3rd Edition does a better-than-ever job of delivering the skills you need to develop database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL, the way todays top web professionals do. Section 1 is a quick-start course that shows how to use the latest versions of PHP, MySQL (or MariaDB), and the Apache web server to build your first PHP applications. Right from the start, youll learn to create applications that conform to the MVC pattern, so theyll be easier to maintain as they grow. In addition, youll learn how to create applications that prevent SQL injection attacks and guard against XSS attacks. Section 2 takes you deeper into PHP by covering the skills youll use every day, like how to work with form data, dates, arrays, sessions, cookies, functions, objects, regular expressions, and exceptions. Likewise, Section 3 dives into MySQL, teaching you how to design and create a database, as well as how to access and maintain database data from your PHP programs. Finally, Section 4 teaches you important web programming skills like how to secure web pages, send email, upload files, and process images. Along the way, youll find out how to take advantage of PHP 7 enhancements like scalar data type declarations and improved error handling, as well as new operators and functions. Complete sample applications and chapter exercises provide training support throughout. A great choice for any developer who wants to master PHP without a lot of frustration and unnecessary expense.
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The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

Author: Jono Bacon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338674

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 6629

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities
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