"It explains all concepts at a very elementary level, and allows the novice reader (with basic knowledge of programming) to learn fundamental concepts of Web programming and practical Web design. For an experienced reader, it will provide very good overview of Web programming practices form one particular perspective, that of using open-source software tools." (Computing Reviews
, November 25, 2008)
From the Back Cover
Learn how to combine different technologies to createsophisticated, database-driven Web sites
This text allows readers to gain the core programming knowledgeneeded to build a database-driven Web site using a step-by-stepapproach. Each stage of Web site development is carefullyexplained, from installation to production of the site. The book,based on a course developed by the author, features a carefullyconstructed organization that shows readers how to begin creatingWeb pages, and then incrementally add greater functionality as theyprogress through the text.
Brief chapters, each focusing on one core theme, are designed toallow readers to learn at their own pace. Among the key chapters isone dedicated to teaching how to install a Web server with all therequired modules to run the scripts presented in the book.
- Examples are used extensively throughout, illustrating keyconcepts and techniques
- Author draws from his own extensive experience to offer experttips and point out pitfalls to avoid
- Exercises help readers put their knowledge into practice
- The examples, as well as sample solutions to the exercises, areposted online to give readers more opportunity to work with thescripts
With its step-by-step approach, this book is ideally suited foranyone who wants to learn how to create complete Web sites. Noprevious knowledge of any programming language is needed. Forexperienced Web designers, the book will bring their programmingskills to a higher level by enabling them to create dynamic pageslinked to a database.