Murach’s PHP and MySQL
- Paperback: 840 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates (November 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890774561
- ISBN-13: 978-1890774561
Murach’s PHP and MySQL
Then, whether you’re a beginning or experienced web developer, the rest of the book gives you a full set of professional PHP and MySQL skills:
- The 9-chapter section on PHP teaches you how to build web applications using all the skills that make for a smooth user experience…like how to handle forms, strings, dates, arrays, cookies, sessions, and exceptions
- The 5-chapter section on MySQL teaches you all the standard features you need to know for working with databases…like how to design and create a database and how to use SQL and PHP to work with database data
- The 4-chapter section on advanced skills teaches you how to handle professional requirements, like ensuring security, generating email, processing images, and working with code from other web sites (like YouTube videos)…and it culminates with a Guitar Shop web site that shows how everything in the book ties together
Regardless of what you’re learning next, each chapter covers skills from the simple to the complex. So you can go deeper and deeper to gain a sophisticated set of web and database skills, at your own pace.
So don’t wait! Get your copy right away. I think you’ll be delighted at how quickly you’ll be creating your own database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL.
Anytime you’re on the web, you’re going to be landing on PHP pages. By most counts, over a million web sites have been written in PHP, including some of today’s largest, most recognizable sites. And those sites often use MySQL as the database.
That means there’s a continuing demand for web developers who know how to use PHP and MySQL at the professional level. With this book, you can become one of them!
So it’s a great first book in web programming if you’re just starting out:
- It shows you how to get an Apache web server environment set up, so you can test the apps on your computer
- It gives you a quick-start course that shows you how to develop, test, and debug PHP applications that get data from a MySQL database…in just 6 chapters
What you’ll learn in this book
If you look at the table of contents, you’ll see that this book teaches all the skills you need to develop almost any type of database-driven web site with PHP and MySQL. The chapters gradually move from the simple to the complex as they show you how to work with:
- the PHP language
- the MySQL database
- the SQL statements for MySQL
- the PDO and mysqli extensions
- the MVC pattern
- debugging and exception handling
- sessions and cookies
- object-oriented PHP
- regular expressions and data validation
- SSL and secure connections
- authentication and login forms
- email and content from other sites (like YouTube)
- file uploads
- and more!
What’s more, within each chapter, the topics also move from the simple to the complex, so you can push your skills as far as you want to. Then, the chapter exercises let you practice what you’ve learned.
To complete your training, the last chapter presents an overview of an eCommerce web site. Then, you can download the PHP and MySQL code for free, to see how it puts the skills you’ve learned into context. Once you understand how this web site works, you will have all the skills and code you need to start creating your own database-driven web sites.
Like all books in the Murach series, the content is presented in “paired pages,” with the essential syntax, guidelines, and examples on the right page and the perspective and extra explanation on the left page.
This helps you learn faster by reading less, and it makes an ideal reference format. To see how this works in more detail, please download a sample chapter.
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