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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.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for web designers familiar with HTML, this guide combines conversational text with clever graphics to walk through the process of building database-driven web sites using PHP and MySQL. Example forms and applications illustrate how to create a MySQL database, organize data, protect live applications from hackers, work with session IDs and cookies, construct queries, validate entries, and dynamically generate images to thwart spam bots. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Have you mastered HTML and CSS, but want to take your static web pages to the next level and transform them into professional, dynamic, database-driven web sites? Head First PHP and MySQL is the perfect primer for server-side programming in PHP and MySQL, full of real-world examples that cover everything from essential PHP and MySQL syntax to form validation, cookies, session IDs, database queries and joins, file I/O operations, content management, and more. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First PHP and MySQL uses a visually rich approach designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book drives all the knowledge you need to get up and running straight into your brain, turning you into a savvy web developer in no time!

About the Author

Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it. After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller. A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing. Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.

Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.

Table of Contents

Advance Praise for Head First PHP and MySQL Praise for Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML Praise for Head First JavaScript Author(s) of Head First PHP and MySQL How to Use This Book: Intro Chapter 1: Add Life to your Static Pages: It's Alive Chapter 2: Connecting to MySQL: How it fits together Chapter 3: Create and Populate a Database: Creating your own data Chapter 4: Realistic and Practical Applications: Your Application on the Web Chapter 5: Working with Data Stored in Files: When a database just isn't enough Chapter 6: Securing your Application: Assume they're all out to get you Chapter 7: building personalized web apps: Remember me? Chapter 8: Eliminate Duplicate Code: Sharing is caring Chapter 9: Control your Data, Control your World: Harvesting data Chapter 10: String and Custom Functions: Better living through functions Chapter 11: Regular Expressions: Rules for replacement Chapter 12: Visualizing your Data... and More!: Drawing dynamic graphics Chapter 13: Syndication and Web Services: Interfacing to the world Leftovers: The Top Ten Topics (we didn't cover) Set up a Development Environment: A place to play Extend your PHP: Get even more

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596006303
Author:
Beighley, Lynn
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Morrison, Michael
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Programming - Object Oriented Programming
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Programming languages (electronic computers)
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
MySQL;PHP;content management system;database;dynamic web sites;head first;scripting;web programming
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Head First
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
814
Dimensions:
9.2 x 8 x 1.6 in 3.28 lb

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Have you mastered HTML and CSS, but want to take your static web pages to the next level and transform them into professional, dynamic, database-driven web sites? Head First PHP and MySQL is the perfect primer for server-side programming in PHP and MySQL, full of real-world examples that cover everything from essential PHP and MySQL syntax to form validation, cookies, session IDs, database queries and joins, file I/O operations, content management, and more. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First PHP and MySQL uses a visually rich approach designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book drives all the knowledge you need to get up and running straight into your brain, turning you into a savvy web developer in no time!
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