9780596006303

Head First: Php & Mysql

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  • ISBN13:

    9780596006303

  • ISBN10:

    0596006306

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2008
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Summary

If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS,Head First PHP & MySQLis 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 & MySQLoffers 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 & MySQLis the ideal way to get going.

Author Biography

Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it. After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller. A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing. Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.

Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.

Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor, and author of a variety of books covering topics such as Java, Web scripting, game development, and mobile devices. Some of Michael's notable writing projects include JavaScript Bible, 6th Edition (Wiley, 2006),Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours, 7th Edition (Sams Publishing, 2005), Beginning Mobile Phone Game Programming (Sams Publishing, 2004) and Java Unleashed (Sams Publishing, 1997). Michael is the intructor of several Web-based courses, including DigitalThink's Introduction to Java 2 series, JavaBeans for Programmers series, and Win32 Programming series (www.digitalthink.com).

In addition to his primary profession as a writer and technical consultant, Michael is the founder of Stalefish Labs (www.stalefishlabs.com), an entertainment company specializing in games, toys, and interactive media. When not glued to his computer, skateboarding, playing hockey, or watching movies with his wife, Masheed, Michael enjoys hanging out by his koi pond.

Table of Contents

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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