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Programming PHP is a comprehensive guide to PHP, a simple yet powerful language for creating dynamic web content. The book is co-authored by the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf, so you'll learn not only how to program in PHP, but how to do it well. This authoritative book explains the language syntax and programming techniques of PHP 4, the latest version of the language, in a clear and concise manner. Programming PHP goes into detail on fundamental topics such as functions, strings, arrays, and objects, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and good PHP style. Programming PHP also presents application development techniques for building modern web sites. You'll learn how to process web forms, handle session data, interact with relational databases such as MySQL, and create dynamic images and PDF files. The book also covers advanced topics like security, manipulating XML data, and writing your own C-language extensions to PHP.
This is a comprehensive guide to PHP, a simple yet powerful language for creating dynamic web content. It is a detailed reference to the language and its applications, including such topics as form processing, sessions, databases, XML, and graphics and Covers PHP 4, the latest version.
PHP is a simple yet powerful open-source scripting language for creating dynamic web content. The millions of web sites powered by PHP are testament to its popularity and ease of use. PHP is used by both programmers, who appreciate its flexibility and speed, and web designers, who value its accessibility and convenience. Programming PHP is an authoritative guide to PHP 4 and is filled with the unique knowledge of the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf. This book explains PHP language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. The book also includes style tips and practical programming advice that will help you become not just a PHP programmer, but a good PHP programmer. Programming PHP covers everything you need to know to create effective web applications with PHP. Contents include:
About the Author
started the PHP Project back in 1995 and has been actively involved in PHP development ever since. Also involved in a number of other Open Source projects, Rasmus is a longtime Apache contributor and foundation member. He is the author of the first edition of the PHP Pocket Reference, and the co-author of Programming PHP.
Kevin Tatroe has been a Macintosh and Unix programmer for ten years. Being lazy, he's attracted to languages and frameworks that do much of the work for you, such as the AppleScript, Perl, and PHP languages and the WebObjects and Cocoa programming environments. Kevin, his wife Jenn, his son Hadden, and two cats live on the edge of the rural plains of Colorado, just far away enough from the mountains to avoid the worst snowfall, and just close enough to avoid tornadoes. The house is filled with LEGO creations, action figures, and other toys.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to PHPChapter 2: Language BasicsChapter 3: FunctionsChapter 4: StringsChapter 5: ArraysChapter 6: ObjectsChapter 7: Web TechniquesChapter 8: DatabasesChapter 9: GraphicsChapter 10: PDFChapter 11: XMLChapter 12: SecurityChapter 13: Application TechniquesChapter 14: Extending PHPChapter 15: PHP on WindowsFunction ReferenceExtension OverviewColophon
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