PHP and MySQL Web Development, 2nd Edition
- By Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
- Published Feb 12, 2003 by Sams. Part of the Developer's Library series.
- Copyright 2003
- Dimensions: Special (all other)
- Pages: 912
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-672-32525-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32525-0
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Product Author Bios
Laura Thomson is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a partner in the award-winning Web-development firm Tangled Web Design. Laura has previously worked for Telstra and the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) degree with honors, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Adaptive Web Sites. In her spare time, she enjoys sleeping. Laura can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Welling is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also a partner in Tangled Web Design. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree and is currently completing a master's degree in Genetic Algorithms for Communication Network Design. In his spare time, he attempts to perfect his insomnia. Luke can be reached via email at email@example.com.
PHP and MySQL Web Development teaches the reader to develop dynamic, secure, commercial Web sites. Using the same accessible, popular teaching style of the first edition, this best-selling book has been updated to reflect the rapidly changing landscape of MySQL and PHP.
The book teaches the reader to integrate and implement these technologies by following real-world examples and working sample projects, and also covers related technologies needed to build a commercial Web site, such as SSL, shopping carts, and payment systems.
The second edition includes new coverage of how to work with XML in developing a PHP and MySQL site, and how to draw on the valuable resources of the PEAR repository of code and extensions.
the code developed for the book in one convenient file for download - 924 kb -- examples.zip
133 of 135 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book - poor publishing (1st & 2nd edition),
This review is from: PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition (Paperback)* Note: I refer here to both the first and second edition *
This is the book I purchased to get started on server-side scripting; it probably says "user-level intermediate-advanced" to avoid lawsuits; I had no prior knowledge of server-side programming, and no trouble understanding.
It is divided in four logical parts:
This book does an excellent job at explaining PHP & MySQL to the beginner, and goes much beyond the frustrating "intermediate" level where similar books often stop. It assumes a working knowledge of HTML, which everyone interested in this book already has in all likelihood.
It is cleverly written, clear and concise. The authors share their extensive experience with the reader, notably in the third part where common pitfalls are discussed.
The index is well done, which makes this book an... Read more
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Best book on PHP/MySQL for beginners - intermed,
This review is from: PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition (Paperback)This book is simply great. I read the first edition about 10 months ago when I was a total beginner to PHP and MySQL (although I had taken a database course and knew some Java). This book basically got me up to speed on how to program in PHP. What's better, my database skills were packed with a lot of theory and not too much practical application and this book had a chapter that gave an excellent overview of general database concepts.
The first half of the book--basically teaching you PHP and MySQL--is great on its own. But then the 2nd half is excellent, too. They have tutorials on how to program the most common web applications: a shopping cart, a message board system, a content management system. I used this book as my primary referecne when developing my first versions of a content management system and e-commerce system and the results turned out quite well.
It's a shame that no one has reviewed the 2nd edition of this book because if you look at the Amazon.com entry... Read more
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Thorough and practical, and improved,
By A Customer
This review is from: PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition (Paperback)I looked at a lot of PHP books and selected Luke & Laura's (in its first edition) because it had a pretty comprehensive but fast-paced introduction to the language and then went on to show several practical applications. Some other books just duplicate the php.net function reference, or walk you through the tiresome details of a single project, but this book gets you working in the language and then gives the key elements of several practical projects that are typical for PHP programmers: shopping cart, content management, mailing list, discussion forum, etc.
The authors wrote that they aimed their book at readers who have some HTML and some programming experience, but not necessarily any web-programming experience. That put me in their target market, and I found the book an excellent fit.
I looked over the second edition today, and it is a significant improvement. The code is now current with PHP 4.3, and while the authors try to use techniques that don't require the latest PHP... Read more
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Online Sample Chapters
Table of Contents
I. USING PHP.
II. USING MYSQL.
III. E-COMMERCE AND SECURITY.
IV. ADVANCED PHP TECHNIQUES.
V. BUILDING PRACTICAL PHP AND MYSQL PROJECTS.
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