Synopses & Reviews
How to create dynamic web environments using the PHP language and the MySQL database! If you are familiar with the syntax for C, C++ and Java, then PHP will seem very familiar. Once you have got up to speed with this HTML embedded scripting language, you will soon be creating dynamic HTML database-enabled web pages quickly and easily. This quick and practical introduction explains: - how PHP works and what a dynamic web page is; - the software development environment; - the syntax and features of the language; - how PHP can be integrated with MySQL databases; - dynamic database applications. Clearly written, this book provides you with all the essential information you need to create your own dynamic web environments using PHP. Additional material is available from the Essential series web site: http://www.essential-series.com
Essential PHP fast is all about creating dynamic environments using the PHP language and the MySQL database. The aim of the PHP language is to enable the construction of dynamic HTML web pages quickly. One of the strongest features of PHP is its support for a wide range of databases, allowing database-enabled web pages to be created easily. This book is a quick and practical introduction to the PHP language and the MySQL database. Stobart explains: How PHP works, the software development environment, the syntax and features of the language, and how PHP can be integrated with MySQL databases.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Creating a typical PHP development environment.- Introducing PHP.- Variables, Integer and Floating-point Data Types.- String variables.- Accessing environment and PHP variables.- Investigating Expressions, Operands and Operators.- Controlling the Flow of Control.- Interacting with the user.- Arrays.- MySQL admin program icon.- Accessing MySQL databases using PHP.- Implementing Functions.- Cookies.- File Handling.- Classes and Objects.- Further information resources.