As one of the most popular open-source web-programming languages in use today, PHP is an ideal server-side scripting language that connects HTML-based web pages to a backend database for dynamic content. It allows you to create anything from a simple form-to-email script to a web forum application, a blogging platform, or a content management system. This guide introduces the PHP language and shows how to write powerful web applications using PHP.
Looks at the ways that PHP programs interact with web servers and other technologies such as HTML
Teaches you how to build robust web applications and change the flow of your scripts with decisions and loops
Examines ways to create and use strings, arrays, objects, functions, and files in your scripts
Shares tips for creating interactive web forms in PHP, as well as capturing user input
Unveils methods for preserving an application's state between page views
Offers advice on how to work with MySQL databases using PHP
Includes best practices for using PEAR to speed up your application development
Presents techniques for manipulating XML from within your PHP scripts
Walks you through the creation and manipulation of web graphics using PHP
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Thoroughly and extensively covered every aspect of PHP in a clear and extremely concise manner. If you want to learn PHP by getting the perfect foundation, this is the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marc Overmars
I used this for a PHP/SQL class at a local college. I found it to be well-written with a ton of examples. I would highly recommend this book.Published 3 months ago by B. Schwarzenbek
I purchased this book because it was one of the very few listing coverage of the "hit counters" topic in its index. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MOTOR
This is a good book to learn PHP or refresh your knowledge of the language. It is easy to follow and the question at the end of each chapter help you practice what you just read... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Edward Fienberg
This was the book I needed for my class for less than half what it would have cost at the school book store!Published 7 months ago by Carolyn P. Drury
One of the best books written. It shows you the way to
do PHP programming. I recommend this to beginners
as well as advanced programmers.
Hello I give this book the 5 star rating because When it comes to teaching eny language mr: Matt Doyle Is the Best teacher
that you or anyone would or could have cos his style... Read more
I've been trying to find a php book that gives some instruction on PHP 5x with SQLite, using the PDO syntax. They are few and far between. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert W. Lobsinger
This book is splendid for those who want to learn fundamentals of PHP. It covers all of the most important topics, including MySQL (3 chapters). Read morePublished 8 months ago by George