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Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP
By Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
Sep 30, 2008
In this chapter, learn how to access a database from the Web using PHP, read from and write to the database, and filter potentially troublesome input data.
Alternatives to LAMP
By David Chisnall
Jun 2, 2006
The LAMP configuration (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) is familiar to the open source universe. But just because this combination of products is comfortable, that doesn't mean that it provides the best solution for your systems. David Chisnall suggests some alternatives that might make a better match for your needs.
Application Design in PHP: A Real-Life Example
By Tobias Ratshciller, Till Gerken
Jan 30, 2004
This chapter will give you an in-depth view of a real-time chat server application implemented in PHP, similar to an extended software case study.
Applying AJAX to a PHP App to Make It Highly Responsive
By B.M. Harwani
Mar 20, 2014
AJAX is rapidly becoming an integral part of websites. It not only provides better interactivity but also reloads the dynamic content of web pages quicker than traditional web pages. Learn to apply AJAX in PHP applications to enhance interaction between the user and application.
By Matthew David
Jan 1, 2003
Creating an Online Storefront in PHP, MySQL and Apache, Part 1
By Julie C. Meloni
Jun 25, 2008
Learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum.
Creating an Online Storefront in PHP, MySQL and Apache, Part 2
By Julie C. Meloni
Jul 2, 2008
In Part 2 of this chapter, you’ll learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum; specifically, displaying the topic list.
Creating an Online Storefront in PHP, MySQL and Apache, Part 3
By Julie C. Meloni
Jul 7, 2008
Learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum.
Creating an Online Storefront in PHP, MySQL and Apache, Part 4
By Julie C. Meloni
Jul 15, 2008
Learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum.
Cutting-Edge Applications in PHP 4.0
By Tobias Ratschiller, Till Gerken, Zeev Suraski
Apr 23, 2004
Learn everything you need to know about cutting-edge PHP applications, including common data formats and open standards for data exchange, remote procedure calling, platform-independent data storage, how to design, create, and set up a knowledge repository, and how to store and retrieve data.
Deitel Presents An Introduction to PHP
By (Harvey & Paul) Deitel & Deitel
May 10, 2002
PHP is quickly becoming one of the most popular server-side scripting languages for creating dynamic Web pages. In this excerpt from their book, Deitel™ introduces you to some PHP basics.
Doing the Time Warp: Manipulating Date and Time in PHP 5
By Christian Wenz
Oct 14, 2005
Most websites utilize the PHP date and time features only to display the current date, often just to make the website appear constantly up-to-date. Fortunately, though, the date and time features in PHP can be used to much greater effect, and this chapter details many of the possible uses for these handy tools.
Exploiting phpMyadmin: How to Get root in 15 Easy Steps
By Seth Fogie
Nov 20, 2009
Security expert Seth Fogie provides you with a real-world illustration of a how a simple overlooked account can lead to root access.
Five Steps to Getting Started Server-Side with PHP
By Stephen B. Morris
Mar 7, 2008
Stephen Morris shows how anyone with just one machine and the right tools can learn PHP.
Handling Strings and Arrays in PHP
By Steven Holzner
Jul 29, 2005
In PHP, two types of data (strings and arrays) warrant special attention and a more complete explanation. This chapter details how and why these special data types are employed in PHP 5 with copious examples to get you started using these in your code.
Memory Management with PHP
By Sara Golemon
Jul 28, 2006
Memory management is critical to long-running programs like server daemons, so understanding how to allocate and free memory in PHP is crucial to creating these programs. This chapter covers memory management in PHP.
Multiple Database Interaction in PHP 4.1
By Christopher Cosentino
May 30, 2003
Pack it up! Follow Cosentino's instructions and make your PHP code more portable and compatible with multiple databases.
PHP 5 Advanced OOP and Design Patterns
By Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Derick Rethans
Dec 17, 2004
This chapter covers the more advanced object-oriented features of PHP, many of which are critical when implementing large-scale OO applications.
PHP and MySQL Web Development: Ajax Basics
By Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
Dec 8, 2008
Here are the basics of Ajax programming for PHP and MySQL applications.
PHP and MySQL: Language Features
By Marc Wandschneider
Jun 15, 2009
This video excerpt is lesson 3 from PHP and MySQL.

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