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"Practical PHP and MySQL reflects Jono's commitment to the spirit of making open source subjects accessible to everyone. The book carefully walks you through the code for eight useful, dynamic Web applications. Projects are presented in a playful way, like the forum project that touts horror movies that make you 'hide behind the couch.'"
-From the Foreword by Christopher Negus, Series Editor, Negus Live Linux Series
Build Dynamic Web Sites Fast, with PHP and MySQL...
Learn from Eight Ready-to-Run Applications!
Suddenly, it'seasyto build commercial-quality Web applications using free and open source software. With this book, you'll learn from eight ready-to-run, real-world applicationsall backed by clear diagrams and screenshots, well-documented code, and simple, practical explanations.
Leading open source author Jono Bacon teaches the core skills you'll need to build virtually any application. You'll discover how to connect with databases, upload content, perform cascading deletes, edit records, validate registrations, specify user security, create reusable components, use PEAR extensions, and even build Ajax applications.
Working from complete examples on the CD-ROM, you'll create
JONO BACONis Ubuntu community manager for Canonical, Ubuntu's sponsor. He is an established speaker, author, and contributor to the open source community. Bacon co-authoredLinux Desktop HacksandThe Official Ubuntu Book; has served as a columnist forLinux Format,Linux User & Developer, andPC Plus; and is an O'Reilly Networkweblog author. He is a lead developer onthe Jokosher (www.jokosher.org) project,and co-founder of LUGRadio—a podcastwith more than 15,000 listeners, andan annual event that attracts visitorsfrom around the world.
Jono Bacon works for Canonical as the Ubuntu community manager and is an established speaker, author, and regular contributor to the Open Source community. As an author, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks and the Official Ubuntu Book, and has written more than 400 published articles in more than 14 publications. Bacon has also contributed as a columnist for Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, and PC Plus, and is an O’Reilly Network weblog author.
In addition, Bacon is a regular contributor to Open Source in a range of projects, a lead developer on the Jokosher (www.jokosher.org) project, and one of the co-founders of the popular LUGRadio (www.lugradio.org) podcast–a show with more than 15,000 listeners and an annual event that pulls visitors from around the world.
Along with this book ,a customer also get a CD but there is no Projects CD along with this book , Even I informed to dealer he did not give me any response, so be careful when you... Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by mumtaz
I agree with all the other reviewers, even the ones that say there is some benefit from this book/cd, sort of like saying that adversity builds character. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Richard Peterson
If you are an experienced programmer and you understand database theory and know html, this book makes for a good reference for PHP with embedded SQL. Is it perfect? No. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is the worst self study book I have ever read. I really enjoy tackling new projects and reading the covers of the book I had thought that this book would serve me well. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Mike King
Not only was it mandatory that I buy this book for my Advanced PHP course, I also had to pay for the course. Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Cheran67
I have experienced great difficulty with this book. Its typos, lack of errata and support has me throwing up my hands mid-way through Chap. 5; I give up.
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I wanted to like this book, but I'm through Chapter 8 and I'm ready to give up. I feel like telling the author off. There is so many mistakes in the code. Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I'm finding this book useful for beginning my PHP learning experience, although I'm sure it won't suffice to help me become a competent PHP programmer. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by An Honest Reviewer
Like all the other reviews are saying, there are dozens of typos in the projects, neglected lines of code, deprecated code, and a lot of sloppy mistakes. Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by A. B. Funk