Synopses & Reviews
This book is intended for programmers who want to bridge the gap between front- and back-end programming. It does not cover HTML or CSS except where absolutely necessary, and it focuses on taking intermediate PHP developers to the next level while getting comfortable with Ajax and the power of jQuery. Table of Contents Introducing jQuery Common jQuery Actions and Methods Object-Oriented Programming Build an Events Calendar Add Controls to Create, Edit, and Delete Events Password Protecting Sensitive Actions and Areas Enhancing the User Interface with jQuery Editing the Calendar with Ajax and jQuery Performing Form Validation with Regular Expressions Extending jQuery
At this point, you should feel comfortable with the object-oriented programming style. The whole core of the event calendar s backend will be based on OOP, so any concepts that may currently seem unclear will be more thoroughly examined as the concepts from this chapter are put into a practical, real-world example. In the next chapter, you ll start building the backend of the events calendar. 118 C H A P T E R 4 ? ? ? Build an Events Calendar Now that you re up to speed on the concept of object-oriented programming, you can start working on the project that will be the meat and potatoes of this book: the events calendar. It all starts here, and as this book progresses, you ll be adding more and more functionality using both PHP and jQuery. Planning the Calendar Because you re starting from absolute scratch, you need to take a minute to plan the application. This application will be database-driven (using MySQL), so the planning will take part in two stages: first the database structure and then a basic map of the application that will access and modify the database. Defining the Database Structure To make building the application much easier, the first thing you should plan is how the data will be stored. This shapes everything in the application."
Currently, there are no books that directly teach the combination of PHP and jQuery. This combination is pretty popular, and a book that specifically provides information about combining these two languages will definitely appeal to a large number of today's web professionals. This book assumes a working knowledge of PHP, but it starts from scratch with jQuery, making it a good buy for PHP developers who want to add jQuery functionality to their websites.