This book is positioned to fill the 'solutions' gap left behind by the theoretical offerings of the multitude of PHP books in the market. The intent is to extend the real world conversation started in those books,as well as to offer solid web application design techniques and solutions using PHP, databases, and markup languages. We assume that readers picking up this book have beginner to intermediate PHP quotient.
What this book covers:
*Creating an association directory using XML markup and a MySQL Database *Creating a BOMP Server using PHP with MySQL and PEAR::DB *Building a PDA/wireless Store Directory application using PHP-Lib *Creating a job board using PHP, WML,MySQL and Smarty *Building a paranormal news story server using PHP, MySQL, and Smarty *Creating a web corpus with simple PHP scripts *Building a classified ads board with PHP, MySQL and Smarty *Building both a simple and an advanced content management system using PHP, MySQL, and XML *Building a search engine for dynamic sites using PHP, MySQL, and PHP-Lib *Building a complete three-tier, multi-client wireless MyStuff server *Building a PHP/MySQL based Genealogy database server *Building a robust site architecture using the PostNuke content management system
Raj Kumar Dash, aka Roo Hoo, is a computer consultant, freelance writer, and delusionally aspiring composer. He thanks his high school math and computer teacher Mr. Hamer, for the encouragement, and his parents for his existence, without which his portion of this book would have taken on some other form in the cosmic scheme of things.
Matt Anton (LAMP is literally his middle name) is a computer consultant and freelance writer. He has worked as a co-author on Professional Apache 2.0 and Professional PHP4 XML from Wrox Press. His technology interests include XML, Mac OS X, J2EE technologies, and other web site deployment issues
Bryan Waters, a freelance software developer specializing in web-based corporate information systems. He uses PHP, ASP, C++, and Java with database servers such as SQL Server, SQL Anywhere, and MySQL to develop distributed, stand-alone and CD-ROM software for the Medical, Hospitality, and Education industries. He has authored several books on technologies like MFC and OLE 2 and published articles in various trade magazines.
Alison Gianotto (better known in many dubious circles as "snipe") has been a professional geek for 8 years, and has been working with PHP for approximately 4 years. Prior to moving to San Diego to accept the position of technical director at a prominent web development firm, she taught advanced web programming and computer graphics in Brooklyn, NY.
Jo Henrik Endrerud is a developer currently living in Skien, Norway.Jo Henrik is a long time Linux developer, currently working on the Open Source content management system: eZ publish. He has been working on projects ranging from small company websites to multilingual sites with hundreds of thousand of articles, where he has done everything from systems integration to project management.
Daniel Solin is a technical writer, reviewer, consultant, and programmer and Linux?enthusiast from Sweden. He has been programming Linux applications and web pages since 1994, and has in this time obtained a broad experience of most technologies used in these areas. When it comes to writing, Daniel has written a book about developing applications using Qt, a C++ GUI library, and he has also been a co-author for several books about Linux. From time to time, he also writes articles about bleeding-edge web development or programming in general. For the last two years, Daniel has been developing various software for one of Europe's largest ISPs.