PHP and MySQL by Example
- By Ellie Quigley, Marko Gargenta
- Published Nov 22, 2006 by Prentice Hall.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
- Pages: 912
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-187508-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-187508-1
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-800601-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-800601-3
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Product Author Bios
Marko Gargenta has worked as an e-commerce consultant and instructor since 1996. He has created the Marakana Ecommerce Seminar Series, consulted with Sun Microsystems Educational Services, and designed and delivered PHP and MySQL courses for OpNet Community Ventures and AcademyX. For more on Marko’s training company go to http://marakana.com.
Quickly master dynamic, database-driven Web development—no experience necessary!
Even if you’re completely new to PHP, MySQL, and Web database development, this book will guide you through every step of building powerful, database-driven, dynamic Web sites. Direct from the world’s top scripting instructor, Ellie Quigley, PHP and MySQL by Example illuminates every concept with tested code examples, screen shots showing program output, and clear, line-by-line explanations.
Classroom-tested in Ellie Quigley’s Silicon Valley training courses and at Marko Gargenta’s Marakana training company in San Francisco, this book takes you from the simplest PHP scripting and SQL querying techniques all the way to dynamic, database driven Web site construction with PHP and MySQL. From simple fill-in forms to program security and debugging, it’s the only PHP/MySQL book you’ll ever need!
This book covers
- Complete PHP fundamentals, including operators, strings, conditionals, loops, arrays, functions, and more
- PHP QuickStart for more advanced readers—makes you productive with PHP in the space of just fifteen book pages
- Essential Web development techniques, from file handling to validating user input with regular expressions
- Powerful PHP features, including user-defined functions and self-processing PHP Forms
- Day-to-day MySQL administration
- A complete SQL tutorial for creating queries, retrieving data, and writing data with MySQL
- Session management and cookies
- Object Oriented PHP
- Best practices for using PHP and MySQL together
Nearly 100,000 professionals and power users have relied on Ellie Quigley’s books to master scripting languages. With PHP and MySQL by Example, you can, too. And once you’ve become an expert, you’ll turn to this book constantly as your go-to source for reliable answers, solutions, and code.
About the CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains versions of PHP and MySQL for Windows and UNIX/Linux, plus a comprehensive code library for creating your own sites and database-enabled Web applications, including this book’s powerful Art Gallery case study application.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Too many errors!,
This review is from: PHP and MySQL by Example (Paperback)The book and cd code are error prone. The co-author writes a five star review trying to come off as an instructor in a php boot camp. Come on!! This book should not even have been published in this state.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The worst - almost unreadable,
This review is from: PHP and MySQL by Example (Paperback)I often see 1 star reviews for textbooks I have used and think that the reviewers must be too picky, or they are outright wrong. Oftentimes the 1 star reviews for programming books come from those who the learning style doesn't appeal to, and often to either well-experienced programmers or total beginners. This was not the case with this book. It was a required book for my class and, two weeks into the semester, I am basically chucking it and hoping for the best buying another and matching it to the syllabus. There is the fact that it is somewhat outdated, but this is a minor fact. There is the greater problem that concepts are brought up with no explanation and no reference to how they relate to what the book is handling at the time, but even this I could grudgingly deal with. What is completely atrocious about this book is the number of errors. I'm not talking minor typos, either. This book screws up syntax in the code constantly. It is so bad, and so frequent, that any... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
OK but riddled with errors,
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This review is from: PHP and MySQL by Example (Paperback)I purchased this as the required textbook for a class on PHP / My SQL. I have suggested to the instructor that he find a different book for future classes.
Some people may like the "By Example" format, but I don't. It tends to limit your ability to write code to what you've seen examples of. In many cases, the book doesn't delve into the nuts and bolts of different commands and functions for you to do much but blindly copy the authors' examples. And THAT'S when the problems start.
As many other reviewers have noted, the book is riddled with typos and errors. For a new student, especially one without a deep programming background, these could be extremely frustrating. Is my code wrong? Or did I copy one of the authors' mistakes? I have done a fair amount of programming so I was able to catch a lot of the mistakes while reading.
This does not include the many simple spelling errors that should have been caught by a spell-checker.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
1.1 From Static to Dynamic Web Sites 1
1.2 About PHP 4
1.3 About MySQL 7
1.4 Chapter Summary 11
Chapter 2: Getting Started 13
2.1 The Life Cycle of a Web Page 13
2.2 The Anatomy of a PHP Script 15
2.3 Some Things to Consider 21
2.4 Review 31
2.5 Chapter Summary 37
Chapter 2 Lab 38
Chapter 3: PHP Quick Start 41
3.1 Quick Start, Quick Reference 41
3.2 Chapter Summary 57
Chapter 4: The Building Blocks: Data Types, Literals, Variables, and Constants 59
4.1 Data Types 59
4.2 Variables 70
4.3 Constants 99
4.4 Chapter Summary 104
Chapter 4 Lab 105
Chapter 5: Operators 107
5.1 About PHP Operators and Expressions 107
5.2 Chapter Summary 145
Chapter 5 Lab 146
Chapter 6: Strings 149
6.1 What Is a String? 149
6.2 String Functions 155
6.3 Other String Functions 214
6.4 Chapter Summary 218
Chapter 6 Lab 219
Chapter 7: Conditionals and Loops 221
7.1 Control Structures, Blocks, and Compound Statements 221
7.2 Loops 232
7.3 Chapter Summary 243
Chapter 7 Lab 244
Chapter 8: Arrays 247
8.1 What Is an Array? 247
8.2 Modifying Arrays (Unsetting, Deleting, Adding, and Changing Elements) 310
8.3 Chapter Summary 335
Chapter 8 Lab 336
Chapter 9: User-Defined Functions 337
9.1 What Is a Function? 337
9.2 Chapter Summary 376
Chapter 9 Lab 377
Chapter 10: More on PHP Forms 379
10.1 Introduction 379
10.2 Review of HTML Forms 379
10.3 PHP and Forms 390
10.4 Chapter Summary 438
Chapter 10 Lab 439
Chapter 11: Files and Directories 441
11.1 Files 441
11.2 The Web Server, PHP, and Permissions 446
11.3 Directories 483
11.4 Managing Content with Include Files 487
11.5 Chapter Summary 494
Chapter 12: Regular Expressions and Pattern Matching 497
12.1 What Is a Regular Expression? 497
12.2 Pattern-Matching Functions 499
12.3 Chapter Summary 565
Chapter 12 Lab 566
Chapter 13: Introduction to MySQL 567
13.1 About Databases 567
13.2 The Anatomy of a Relational Database 570
13.3 Connecting to the Database 575
13.4 The MySQL Privilege System 582
13.5 Chapter Summary 593
Chapter 14: SQL Language Tutorial 595
14.1 What Is SQL? 595
14.2 SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) 603
14.3 SQL Data Definition Language 620
14.4 SQL Functions 633
14.5 Chapter Summary 642
Chapter 14 Lab 643
Chapter 15: PHP and MySQL Integration 647
15.1 Introduction 647
15.2 The Guest Book Example 663
15.3 Chapter Summary 671
Chapter 15 Lab 671
Chapter 16: Cookies and Sessions 673
16.1 What Is Stateless? 673
16.2 What Are Cookies? 673
16.3 PHP and Cookies 677
16.4 What Is a Session? 694
16.5 Chapter Summary 736
Chapter 16 Lab 738
Chapter 17: Objects 739
17.1 What Are Objects? 739
17.2 Working with Classes 741
17.3 Some PHP 5 Object Features 772
17.4 Chapter Summary 780
Chapter 17 Lab 781
Appendix A: Building an Art Gallery 783
A.1 Project Overview 783
A.2 The Public and the Private 783
A.3 Creating the Web Site 785
A.4 Installing the Art Gallery 805
A.5 Conclusion 808
Appendix B: PHP and E-Mail 809
B.1 The Mail Server 809
B.2 MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) 810
B.3 Runtime Configuration Options 810
B.4 The mail() Function 811
B.5 Sending a Simple E-Mail Message 811
B.6 Example: Sending an HTML Message 813
Appendix C: PHP and Date/Time 819
C.1 Formatting Dates and Times 819
C.2 Getting the Timestamp 824
C.3 Getting the Date and Time 829
Appendix D: Security and Debugging 833
D.1 About Security 833
D.2 Securing PHP and MySQL 834
D.3 Debugging 841
Appendix E: Installation Procedures 849
E.1 About Web Servers 849
E.2 Installing Apache on Windows 849
E.3 Installing PHP on Windows 850
E.4 Installing PHP on Linux/UNIX 851
E.5 Installing PHP on Mac OS X 851
E.6 Configuring Apache to use PHP Module (All Platforms) 851
E.7 Configuring php.ini (All Platforms) 853
E.8 Installing MySQL on Windows 854
E.9 Installing MySQL on Linux/UNIX 854
E.10 Installing MySQL on Mac OS X 854
E.11 Read the Manual 854
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