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With PHP for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides readers through the latest developments including use and awareness of HTML5 with PHP. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.
Chapter 1 Getting Started with PHP
Chapter 2 Variables
Chapter 3 HTML Forms and PHP
Chapter 4 Using Numbers
Chapter 5 Using Strings
Chapter 6 Control Structures
Chapter 7 Using Arrays
Chapter 8 Creating Web Applications
Chapter 9 Cookies and Sessions
Chapter 10 Creating Functions
Chapter 11 Files and Directories
Chapter 12 Intro to Databases
Chapter 13 Putting It All Together
Appendix A Installation and Configuration
Appendix B Resources and Next Steps