PHP, MySQL & JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/10/2017
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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In just a short time, you can learn how to use PHP, MySQL, and Apache together to create dynamic, interactive websites and applications using the three leading open-source web development technologies. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of PHP scripting, MySQL databases, and the Apache web server from the ground up.


Regardless of whether you run Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, the enclosed CD includes a complete starter kit that lets you install all the software you need to set up a stable environment for learning, testing, and production.


Julie C. Meloni is a technical consultant who has been developing web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day. She has written numerous books and articles on web application development and HTML/CSS, and you can find translations of her work in 18 different languages.


Learn how to…


• Install, configure, and set up the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the Apache Web server

• Get these technologies to work together to create a dynamic, database-backed website

• Interact with MySQL using PHP

• Work with forms and files

• Create a web-based discussion forum or mailing list

• Add a storefront and shopping cart to your site

• Optimize your MySQL databases

• Fine-tune the Apache server’s performance

• Restrict access to your applications

• Set up a secure web server

Table of Contents

PART I: Getting Up and Running
1 Installation QuickStart Guide
2 Dynamic Web Basics


PART II: PHP Language Structure
5 The Building Blocks of PHP
6 Flow Control Functions in PHP
7 Working with Functions
8 Working with Arrays
9 Working with Objects


PART III: Getting Involved with the Code
10 Working with Strings, Dates, and Time
11 Working with Forms
12 Working with Cookies and User Sessions
13 Working with Files and Directories
14 Working with Images


PART IV: PHP and MySQL Integration
15 Understanding the Database Design Process
16 Learning Basic SQL Commands
17 Using Transactions and Stored Procedures in MySQL
18 Interacting with MySQL Using PHP


PART V: Advanced JavaScript Programming
19 JavaScript Best Practices
20 Using Third-Party JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks
21 A Closer Look at jQuery
22 First Steps Toward Creating Rich Interactions with jQuery UI
23 AJAX: Remote Scripting


PART VI: Advanced Web Page Design with CSS
24 Working with Margins, Padding, Alignment, and Floating
25 Understanding the CSS Box Model and Positioning
26 Using CSS to Do More with Lists, Text, and Navigation
27 Creating Fixed or Liquid Layouts


PART VII: Basic Projects
28 Managing a Simple Mailing List
29 Creating a Simple Discussion Forum
30 Creating an Online Storefront
31 Creating a Shopping Cart Mechanism
32 Restricting Access to Your Applications
33 Logging and Monitoring Web Server Activity
34 Application Localization

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