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Beginning PHP and MySQL

5th Edition

By Frank M. Kromann , Keith Wald , W Jason Gilmore

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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fifth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6043-1
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publishing April 12, 2017
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fifth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The latest edition includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, coverage of the Composer dependency manager, and thorough introductions to MySQL’s most relied-upon features.

You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Authors Jason Gilmore and Massimo Nardone draw upon more than fifteen years of experience working with these technologies to pack this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. Some of the book’s highlights include:

  • Detailed instructions regarding installing PHP, MySQL and several popular web servers
  • A thorough introduction to the PHP language, including its string handling, networking, forms processing, and object-oriented features
  • An extensive overview of MySQL’s fundamental features, including supported data types, database management syntax, trigger, view, stored routine syntax, and import/export capabilities
  • Hundreds of examples demonstrating countless facets of PHP and MySQL integration

What you’ll learn

  • Configure a killer PHP and MySQL development environment for all major platforms, including Windows, OS X, and Linux.
  • Understand the nuances of object-oriented programming through a comprehensive two chapter introduction to the topic and PHP’s associated features.
  • Gain valuable insight into best practices by learning all about automated unit testing using PHPUnit and powerful MVC framework
  • Effectively manage your MySQL data by choosing from one or several of the powerful graphical administration tools introduced in this book.
  • Understand intermediate and advanced MySQL features such as stored procedures, triggers, and views.

Who this book is for

Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is for the reader seeking a comprehensive introduction to PHP, MySQL, and how to effectively use these two popular technologies together. It’s for the reader who is struggling with configuring a proper development environment, and who is perhaps having a hard time grasping the finer points of object-oriented development. Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is an excellent choice for any reader who is in search of a friendly, thorough, and no-nonsense approach to ramping up their web development knowledge in a hurry.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introducing PHP

2. Configuring Your Environment

3. PHP Basics

4. Functions

5. Arrays

6. Object-Oriented PHP

7. Advanced OOP Features

8. Error and Exception Handling

9. Strings and Regular Expressions

10. Working with the File and Operating System

11. PEAR

12. Date and Time

13. Forms

14. Authenticating Your Users

15. Handling File Uploads

16. Networking

17. Session Handlers

18. Web Services

19. Secure PHP Programming

20. Integrating jQuery and PHP

21. MVC and the Laravel Framework

22. Introducing MySQL

23. Installing and Configuring MySQL

24. The Many MySQL Clients

25. MySQL Storage Engines and Datatypes

26. Securing MySQL

27. Using PHP with MySQL

28. Introducing PDO

29. Stored Routines

30. MySQL Triggers

31. MySQL Views

32. Practical Database Queries

33. Indexes and Searching

34. Transactions

35. Importing and Exporting Data

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.

Errata

If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.
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