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Foundation PHP for Flash

By Steve Webster

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Written completely with the designer in mind, this easy-to-follow Foundation book offers a thorough tutorial which will build your PHP skills from nothing to the point where processing, storing and creating new data is like second nature.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-903450-16-1
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2001

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Full Description

PHP is a rapidly growing open source web scripting language—the most popular Apache web server module, used in over 7,000,000 domains. There is a huge demand to integrate dynamic content into Flash sites and, as a competitor with ASP, JSP and ColdFusion, PHP has the advantages of being free, easy to learn and capable of running on just about any platform.

When used in conjunction with Flash, PHP can process, store and create new data. PHP can also work as a bridge between the Flash movie and external data sources, enabling web designers to build dynamic, interactive web applications, incorporating information from a host of databases, and including features such as e-mail integration and dynamically-generated images.

As an ingredient to a website, PHP can help a designer develop the functional potential of their work and set them above the growing multitude of motion graphics artists. Written completely with the designer in mind, this easy-to-follow Foundation book offers a thorough tutorial which will build your PHP skills from nothing to the point where processing, storing and creating new data is like second nature.

What you’ll learn

Foundation PHP for Flash will take you through the basics of using dynamic information with Flash, from loading and sending data from Flash, through the essentials of PHP, into the world of database integration and then digging in with three huge in-depth case studies, building three major applications from scratch!

Who this book is for

Any professional working designer who is interested in learning a new scripting language. Although the book uses Flash examples, it also serves as a designer-centric introduction to PHP and MySQL for those who want to use it outwith or beyond Flash.

Flash users at any level who want to get starting with dynamic data integration, adding a new edge to their Flash projects with a minimum of fuss.

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Errata

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