PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML5 All-in-One for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-04-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Get the basics on four key web programming tools in one great book! PHP, JavaScript, and HTML5 are essential programming languages for creating dynamic websites that work with the MySQL database. PHP and MySQL provide a robust, easy-to-learn, open-source solution for creating superb e-commerce sites and content management. JavaScript and HTML5 add support for the most current multimedia effects. This one-stop guide gives you what you need to know about all four! Six self-contained minibooks cover the programming environment, HTML5 and CSS3, PHP programming, MySQL databases, JavaScript, and PHP web applications. Addresses how PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and HTML5 are vital tools for creating dynamic, database-driven websites and are especially important for e-commerce sites Serves as essential reading for web designers who are new to these technologies, offering a crash course covering all of these powerful technologies in this handy volume of six self-contained minibooks Covers how to program in PHP and how to create and administer a MySQL database as well as how to manipulate MySQL data via a web interface Shows how to create a secure website and how to code popular e-business applications such as login programs and shopping carts With six books in one, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 All-in-One For Dummies#60;/i> will turn your website into the center of attention in no time at all.

Author Biography

Steven Suehring is a technology architect and the author or editor of several popular technology books. Janet Valade is a technical writer, web designer, programmer, and systems analyst. She has conducted various tech seminars and written several books, including PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Book I: Getting Started with PHP & MySQL  5

Chapter 1: Understanding the Languages of the Web 7

Chapter 2: Installing a Web Server 21

Chapter 3: Installing PHP 35

Chapter 4: Setting Up MySQL 55

Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Web Development Environment with the XAMPP Package 75

Book II: HTML and CSS  87

Chapter 1: Creating a Basic Page with HTML 89

Chapter 2: Adding Style with CSS 121

Chapter 3: Creating and Styling Web Forms 169

Book III: JavaScript  185

Chapter 1: Understanding JavaScript Basics 187

Chapter 2: Building a JavaScript Program 191

Chapter 3: Adding jQuery 219

Chapter 4: Reacting to Events with JavaScript and jQuery 241

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting JavaScript Programs 261

Book IV: PHP  269

Chapter 1: Understanding PHP Basics 271

Chapter 2: Building PHP Scripts 319

Chapter 3: PHP and Your Operating System 365

Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Programming 397

Chapter 5: Considering PHP Security 425

Chapter 6: Tracking Visitors with Sessions 437

Book V: MySQL  447

Chapter 1: Introducing MySQL 449

Chapter 2: Administering MySQL 457

Chapter 3: Designing and Building a Database 475

Chapter 4: Using the Database 497

Chapter 5: Communicating with the Database from PHP Scripts 515

Book VI: Web Applications  529

Chapter 1: Improving Your PHP Programs 531

Chapter 2: Creating and Using a Web Service 541

Chapter 3: Validating Web Forms with JavaScript and PHP 555

Chapter 4: Building a Members-Only Website 587

Book VII: PHP and Templates  633

Chapter 1: Confi guring PHP 635

Chapter 2: Building a Templating System 641

Index  655

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