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PHP Cookbook (Cookbooks)


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When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook's unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges.

PHP Cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that you'll face regularly. With topics that range from beginner questions to advanced web programming techniques, this guide contains practical examples — or "recipes" — for anyone who uses this scripting language to generate dynamic web content. Updated for PHP 5, this book provides solutions that explain how to use the new language features in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new PDO data access extension. New sections on classes and objects are included, along with new material on processing XML, building web services with PHP, and working with SOAP/REST architectures. With each recipe, the authors include a discussion that explains the logic and concepts underlying the solution.

Book News Annotation:

In this book for web programmers using PHP, the authors address frequently encountered challenges in the form of approximately 250 "recipes"--each a complete PHP template for achieving a specific result. The recipes are easily navigated and grouped by functions such as dates and times, graphics, error management, security and encryption, and web automation. Some specific tasks include finding and fixing parse errors; drawing lines, rectangles and polygons; getting and putting up files with FTP; and processing variable-length text fields. Updates in this second edition include new sections on processing XML, and building web services using PHP. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is used on more 19 million Web sites today. With this resource, readers can learn how to build dynamic Web applications that work on any Web browser.

About the Author

Trachtenberg is working on getting an MBA from Columbia Business School. At business school, he's focusing on General Management and Operations, with an emphasis on the field of technology. He also has a BA from Columbia University.
David Sklar is an instructor at the New School University and an independent technology consultant. He is also the coauthor of the book "PHP Cookbook" and the author of the forthcoming "Learning PHP". David has spoken at many conferences, including the O'Reilly Open Source Conference, the EGovOS Open Source/Open Standards Conference, and the International PHP Conference. His consulting practice focuses on interactive Internet applications, distributed systems, scalability, and security. Additionally, David is a principal of the Transparency Project, a nonprofit organization that coordinates data markup standards and builds tools that analyze publicly available political and campaign finance information. David was a founder and the chief technology officer of both Student.Com and TVGrid.Com, where he led teams of PHP developers that built multilingual data-driven web applications. He holds a degree in computer science from Yale University.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: StringsChapter 2: NumbersChapter 3: Dates and TimesChapter 4: ArraysChapter 5: VariablesChapter 6: FunctionsChapter 7: Classes and ObjectsChapter 8: Web BasicsChapter 9: FormChapter 10: Database AccessChapter 11: Sessions and Data PersistenceChapter 12: XMLChapter 13: Web AutomationChapter 14: Consuming Web ServicesChapter 15: Building Web ServicesChapter 16: Internet ServicesChapter 17: GraphicsChapter 18: Security and EncryptionChapter 19: Internationalization and LocalizationChapter 20: Error Handling, Debugging, and?TestingChapter 21: Performance Tuning and Load TestingChapter 22: Regular ExpressionsChapter 23: FilesChapter 24: DirectoriesChapter 25: Command-Line PHPChapter 26: PEAR and PECLColophon

Product Details

O'Reilly Media
Programming Languages - General
Trachtenberg, Adam
Sklar, David
Web sites
Internet - Security
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Internet - Browsers
Internet programming
Web sites -- Design.
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
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Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
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