Anytime you're on the web, you're going to be landing on PHP pages. By most counts, over a million web sites have been written in PHP, including some of today's largest, most recognizable sites. And those sites often use MySQL as the database.the PHP language
the MySQL database
the SQL statements for MySQL
the PDO and mysqli extensions
the MVC pattern
debugging and exception handling
sessions and cookies
regular expressions and data validation
SSL and secure connections
authentication and login forms
email and content from other sites (like YouTube)
That means there's a continuing demand for web developers who know how to use PHP and MySQL at the professional level. With this book, you can become one of them!
What you'll learn in this book
If you look at the table of contents, you'll see that this book teaches all the skills you need to develop almost any type of database-driven web site with PHP and MySQL. The chapters gradually move from the simple to the complex as they show you how to work with:
What's more, within each chapter, the topics also move from the simple to the complex, so you can push your skills as far as you want to. Then, the chapter exercises let you practice what you've learned.
To complete your training, the last chapter presents an overview of an eCommerce web site. Then, you can download the PHP and MySQL code for free, to see how it puts the skills you've learned into context. Once you understand how this web site works, you will have all the skills and code you need to start creating your own database-driven web sites.
Like all books in the Murach series, the content is presented in "paired pages," with the essential syntax, guidelines, and examples on the right page and the perspective and extra explanation on the left page.
Our paired pages format
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Page Count (est.): 844
Pub Date: 11/23/2010