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Web Database Applications With PHP & Mysql 2ND Editionby Hugh E Williams
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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. In addition, through a complex 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. Topics include:
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 templates to give your dynamic web pages a standard look.
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:
About the Author
David Lane, Ph.D., Rice University
Dr. David Lane is a Professor of Psychology at Rice University. Dr. Lane's professional area of interest includes Human-Computer Interaction/Educational technology, and Statistics and Experimental Design. Professor Lane's scholarly activities include numerous publications and over 60 articles including The Journal of Educational Computing, Behavior Research Methods Instrumentation and Computers, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology to name a few. Dr. Lane received his B.A. from Clark University, his M.A. from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from Tulane University.
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