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Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development (Programmer to Programmer)
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What is this book about?
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages available. It's powerful and easy to learn. Combined with MySQL — a fast, cross-platform, and free open source database — it makes a very effective tool for developing database-driven websites.
This book is all about developing PHP/MySQL websites with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, the premier visual website design tool. It will show you how to use Dreamweaver MX to rapidly develop database-driven PHP web applications with the minimum of fuss.
Throughout the book, we use a real-world example application, a hotel room booking system, to demonstrate just how quick and easy it is to build dynamic PHP sites with Dreamweaver MX.
What does this book cover?
Here are just a few of the things you'll find covered in this book:
Who is this book for?
This book is for the web professional looking to develop database-driven PHP web applications using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. Some knowledge of HTML and web design is assumed, but you don't need to know any PHP or MySQL.
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages available. Its powerful and easy to learn. Combined with MySQL, a fast, cross-platform, and free open source database, it makes a very effective tool for developing database-driven web sites.
This book is all about developing PHP/ MySQL web sites with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, the premier visual web site design tool. It will show you how to use Dreamweaver MX to rapidly develop database-driven PHP web applications with the minimum of fuss.
Throughout the book we use a real-world example application, a hotel room booking system, to demonstrate just how easily you can quickly build dynamic PHP sites with Dreamweaver MX.
This book will show you:
Who is this book for?
This book is for web professionals looking to develop database-driven PHP web applications using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. Some knowledge of HTML and web design is assumed, but you dont need to know any PHP or MySQL.
About the Author
Gareth Downes-Powell has been working in the computer industry for the last twelve years, primarily building and repairing PCs, and writing custom databases. He branched out onto the Internet five years ago, and started creating web sites and custom web applications. This is now his main area of expertise, and he uses a variety of languages including ASP and PHP, with SQL Server or MySQL backend databases.
A partner in Buzz inet, http://www.buzzinet.co.uk/, an Internet company specializing in Web Design and Hosting, he uses a wide range of Macromedia products, from Dreamweaver MX through to Macromedia Flash and Director for custom multimedia applications. Gareth maintains http://ultradev.buzzinet.co.uk/ as a way of providing support for the whole Macromedia UltraDev and MX Community. There, he regularly adds new tutorials and custom written extensions to this rapidly expanding site.
Gareth enjoys keeping up with the latest developments, and has been providing support to many users, to help them use UltraDev or Dreamweaver MX with ASP or PHP, o n a Linux or Windows server. Rarely offline, Gareth can always be found in the Macrom edia forums (news: forums.macromedia.com), where he helps to answer many users questions on a daily basis.
Tim Green is a full time IT Manager and an eBusiness/B2B Advisor based in the North West of England. Beginning his working life as a COBOL and Assembly Language programmer, he moved into web application development in 1996, after dabbling in numerous other careers, from acting to being a chef.
A contributing developer to PHAkT, an implementation of PHP for UltraDev 4, he was contracted by PHAkT’s creators to work on their other PHP implementation, ImpAKT, and the NeXTensio toolkit, and became the first developer to release additional extensions for UltraDev PHP, including a shopping cart management system called IntelliCART.
Bruno Mairlot works as full time employee in Security and High Availability company based in Luxembourg. He specialises in developing implementation of network and internet protocols with PHP and MySQL.
He began his working life as founder of a company for website development and network services four years ago, then moved on to work with other companies, but always working mainly as a website developer and security consultant for the web.
Along with Tim and Gareth, Bruno is also a contributor to the Dreamweaver and PHP community, and is part of the management team of the community site Udzone.com. He is the author of the project that aims to give users a powerful MySQL Administration console into Dreamweaver as an extension.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is PHP?
What Is PHP and What Is It for?
Introducing Dreamweaver MX.
Dreamweaver MX and PHP.
Installing and Configuring PHP.
Chapter 2: What Is MySQL?
What Is MySQL?
Installing and Configuring MySQL.
Additional Tools for MySQL.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Dreamweaver MX.
Creating a Site Definition.
Chapter 4: Planning the Web Site.
Architecture of a Dynamic Web Site.
Determining Site Features.
Planning the Database Structure.
Determining Site Functionality and Features.
Chapter 5: Beginning Site Development.
Setting Up the Database.
Using Templates To Standardize Layout.
Chapter 6: Manipulating the Database.
Database Operations within Dreamweaver MX.
The Hotel Booking System.
Building the Pages.
Chapter 7: Advanced SQL Usage.
Creating an Advanced Recordset.
Modifying the Structure of Existing Tables.
Chapter 8: Creating a Search System.
Designing the User Interface.
Building the Query.
Displaying the Results.
Chapter 9: Hand Coding within Dreamweaver MX.
PHP Code Syntax.
Coding Options in Dreamweaver MX.
Good Hand Coding Practices.
Practical Example – Login System for Dreamweaver Hotel.
Chapter 10: The Server Behavior Builder.
What Is the Server Behavior Builder?
When To Use the Server Behavior Builder.
How To Build a Server Behavior.
Chapter 11: Debugging Your Code.
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