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Open Source Database Driven Web Development : A Guide for Information Professionals - Isaac Hunter Dunlap

Open Source Database Driven Web Development

A Guide for Information Professionals

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Published: 14th October 2006
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Almost every organization seeks a simple means of managing, publishing and/or providing searchable web access to information. Written by a knowledgeable web developer, this book demonstrates the simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and versatility of designing database driven web applications with Open Source resources. Case studies of 'real world' implementations address both theoretical aspects and practical considerations of developing applications with the easy-to-use PHP scripting language and powerful MySQL relational database. Project organization and design issues are considered along with basic coding examples, accessibility standards and implementation advice.

  • Introduces popular Open Source database tools (MySQL/PHP) and basic development skills, bringing database driven technology within the reach of any web developer
  • Explores strategies for improving content management, web publishing and information access
  • Uses non-technical language and presents seven university library web database case studies

...will provide just the kind of combined strategy, technological advice and practical coding examples to help get such projects under way and completed, even by non-specialists., Program
...a very useful book, covering many different Open Source issues. I would definitely recommend this book., Ruth Rikowski, London Southbank Univerity, UK
The book is approachable, and so can be useful to both novice and the more experienced., Ruth Rikowski, London Southbank Univerity, UK

Weighty worlds of wonder : whats, whys and wherefores of the Webp. 1
The open source movementp. 11
Six reasons to consider open sourcep. 29
The database driven Webp. 45
Building block I : cascading style sheetsp. 61
Building block II : PHPp. 71
Building block III : relational databasesp. 85
Building block IV : database design and normalisationp. 95
Building block V : MySQLp. 105
Standards and accessibilityp. 125
In pursuit of accessibilityp. 143
Web development planningp. 155
The dynamic duop. 175
The indispensable functionp. 181
Database driven Web applicationsp. 189
Case studiesp. 201
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ISBN: 9781843341611
ISBN-10: 1843341611
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th October 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36