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Head First PHP & MySQL : A Brain-friendly Guide - Lynn Beighley

Head First PHP & MySQL

A Brain-friendly Guide

Paperback Published: 6th January 2009
ISBN: 9780596006303
Number Of Pages: 812

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If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS, "Head First PHP & MySQL" is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples, this book teaches you all the essentials of server-side programming, from the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL coding to advanced topics such as form validation, session IDs, cookies, database queries and joins, file I/O operations, content management, and more.
"Head First PHP & MySQL" offers the same visually rich format that's turned every title in the Head First series into a bestseller, with plenty of exercises, quizzes, puzzles, and other interactive features to help you retain what you've learned. Use PHP to transform static HTML pages into dynamic web sites Create and populate your own MySQL database tables, and work with data stored in files Perform sophisticated MySQL queries with joins, and refine your results with LIMIT and ORDER BY Use cookies and sessions to track visitors' login information and personalize the site for users Protect your data from SQL injection attacks Use regular expressions to validate information on forms Dynamically display text based on session info and create images on the fly Pull syndicated data from other sites using PHP and XML Throughout the book, you'll build sophisticated examples -- including a mailing list, a job board, and an online dating site -- to help you learn how to harness the power of PHP and MySQL in a variety of contexts. If you're ready to build a truly dynamic website, "Head First PHP & MySQL" is the ideal way to get going.

It's Alive: Add Life to Your Static Pagesp. 1
How It Fits Together: Connecting to MySQLp. 59
Creating Your Own Data: Create and Populate a Databasep. 103
Your Application on the Web: Realistic and Practical Applicationsp. 159
When a Database Just Isn't Enough: Working With Data Stored in Filesp. 223
Assume They're All Out to Get You: Securing Your Applicationp. 295
Remember Me?: Building Personalized Web Appsp. 345
Sharing is Caring: Eliminate Duplicate Codep. 417
Harvesting Data: Control Your Data, Control Your Worldp. 427
Better Living Through Functions: String and Custom Functionsp. 501
Rules for Replacement: Regular Expressionsp. 561
Drawing Dynamic Graphics: Visualizing Your Data... and More!p. 605
Interfacing to the World: Syndication and Web Servicesp. 657
The Top Ten Topics (We Didn't Cover): Leftoversp. 713
A Place to Play: Set Up a Development Environmentp. 731
Get Even More: Extend Your PHPp. 749
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ISBN: 9780596006303
ISBN-10: 0596006306
Series: A Brain-friendly Guide
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 812
Published: 6th January 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.32  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.5

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