Synopses & Reviews
In recent years, PHP has stepped to the forefront as the language of choice for programmers who wish to build faster, robust, and scalable web applications at a fraction of the cost of alternative technologies. W.J. Gilmore's "A programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0" quickly brings programmers up to speed regarding PHP's implementation and its practical applications. Gilmore primes the readers on the basic and advanced syntax of the language, and then introduces many PHP 4.0's most popular aspects, including database integration, XML, cookies and session tracking, Java and COM integration, & more.About the
No matter what language you are familiar with, this book will benefit you. Beginning with a rapid introduction to PHP's syntax and basic functionality, you will swiftly understand PHP. The book then steers you toward advanced issues, like PHP's role in database manipulation, sessions, and user interactivity.
Table of Contents
The Basics.- Introduction to PHP.- Variables and Data Types.- Expressions.- Operators and Control Structures.- Functions.- Arrays.- Object Oriented PHP.- Advanced OOP.- File I/O.- Regular Expressions.- Web Application Development.- URL Manipulation.- Forms.- Databasing.- Templates.- Session Tracking and User Personalization.- Advanced Web Development.- Wireless PHP.- Advanced PHP.- XML.- Java and COM Integration.- Security Issues.