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Essential PHP Tools : Modules, Extensions, and Accelerators - David Sklar

Essential PHP Tools

Modules, Extensions, and Accelerators

Paperback Published: 12th March 2004
ISBN: 9781590592809
Number Of Pages: 347

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THis INTRODUCTION lays out who the book is written for, provides an overview of what is covered, and gives some background details on a package management utility you'll use to install many of the add-ons covered in the book. Who This Book Is For Although PHP has a lot of built-in functionality, many common Web program- ming tasks are simpler with add-on modules and packages. This book is for you if you are looking for an easier way to do these kinds of tasks with PHP: - Access a database. - Generate robust Web forms. - Use a page templating system. - Create or parse XML documents. - Request or serve XML-RPC or SOAP methods. - Send HTML or multipart e-mail messages. - Authenticate users. - Inspect your scripts with a debugger. - Boost server performance without rewriting any code. This book assumes you have a basic knowledge of PHP programming: You know how to perform tasks such as include files, write functions, create objects, and look in $_REQUEST, $_GET, or $_POST to find submitted form data.

From the reviews:

"This book intends to simplify programming tasks through the use ... . The intended audience is intermediate-to-advanced, although I believe it is also of great use to the uninitiated. The Introduction provides a solid introduction to the use of PEAR ... . The section on databases is required reading for anyone wishing to ... . The Smarty chapter is an excellent introduction into templating ... . Especially enjoyable is the chapter on PEAR's Mail_mime ... . I particularly enjoyed the level of detail given ... ." (Mitchell Pirtle, International PHP Magazine, Issue no. 4, 2004)

Part One Databases
Chapter 1 Accessing Databases with DB
Chapter 2 Accessing Databases with ADODB
Part Two HTML Chapter 3 Using HTML_QuickForm for Form Processing
Chapter 4 Templating with Smarty
Part Three XML Chapter 5 Performing Event-Based XML Parsing with XML Parser Chapter 6 Developing Lightweight Web Services with XML_RPC Chapter 7 Developing Heavyweight Web Services with SOAP Chapter 8 Performing Easier XML Parsing with SimpleXML Part Four Networking
Chapter 9 Sending Mail Chapter 10 Working with Authentication, Users, and Passwords Part Five Debugging, Caching, and Optimizing Chapter 11 Understanding PHP Internals Chapter 12 Profiling and Debugging with Xdebug
Chapter 13 Accelerating with Code Caches

ISBN: 9781590592809
ISBN-10: 1590592808
Series: Expert's Voice
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 12th March 2004
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 17.98  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.71