Practical PHP and MySQL: Building Eight Dynamic Web Applications
- By Jono Bacon
- Published Nov 14, 2006 by Prentice Hall. Part of the Negus Live Linux Series series.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
- Pages: 528
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-223997-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-223997-4
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-234743-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-234743-3
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Product Author Bios
Jono Bacon works for Canonical as the Ubuntu community manager and is an established speaker, author, and regular contributor to the Open Source community. As an author, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks and the Official Ubuntu Book, and has written more than 400 published articles in more than 14 publications. Bacon has also contributed as a columnist for Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, and PC Plus, and is an O’Reilly Network weblog author.
In addition, Bacon is a regular contributor to Open Source in a range of projects, a lead developer on the Jokosher (www.jokosher.org) project, and one of the co-founders of the popular LUGRadio (www.lugradio.org) podcast–a show with more than 15,000 listeners and an annual event that pulls visitors from around the world.
"Practical PHP and MySQL reflects Jono's commitment to the spirit of making open source subjects accessible to everyone. The book carefully walks you through the code for eight useful, dynamic Web applications. Projects are presented in a playful way, like the forum project that touts horror movies that make you 'hide behind the couch.'"
-From the Foreword by Christopher Negus, Series Editor, Negus Live Linux Series
Build Dynamic Web Sites Fast, with PHP and MySQL...
Learn from Eight Ready-to-Run Applications!
Suddenly, it’s easy to build commercial-quality Web applications using free and open source software. With this book, you’ll learn from eight ready-to-run, real-world applications—all backed by clear diagrams and screenshots, well-documented code, and simple, practical explanations.
Leading open source author Jono Bacon teaches the core skills you’ll need to build virtually any application. You’ll discover how to connect with databases, upload content, perform cascading deletes, edit records, validate registrations, specify user security, create reusable components, use PEAR extensions, and even build Ajax applications.
Working from complete examples on the CD-ROM, you’ll create
- Generic dynamic Web sites
- Discussion forums
- Shopping carts
- Auction sites
- FAQ systems
- Reusable components
- Content management systems
- News sites
JONO BACON is Ubuntu community manager for Canonical, Ubuntu’s sponsor. He is an established speaker, author, and contributor to the open source community. Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks and The Official Ubuntu Book; has served as a columnist for Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, and PC Plus; and is an O’Reilly Networkweblog author. He is a lead developer onthe Jokosher (www.jokosher.org) project,and co-founder of LUGRadio—a podcastwith more than 15,000 listeners, andan annual event that attracts visitorsfrom around the world.
- XAMPP for Linux: easy-to-install, preconfigured Apache distributions containing MySQL, PHP, Perl, and more
- Source code for all eight fully-working applications discussed in the book
- A remastered Ubuntu live CD, set to run all eight applications live
- CPU: Pentium III, 650 MHz. RAM: 256MB (recommended 512MB).
- Hard disk: No space required to run live CD; 250MB of space needed to put XAMPP server and projects on installed system.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This book is a disaster,
This review is from: Practical PHP and MySQL: Building Eight Dynamic Web Applications (Paperback)Do not be swayed by the surface effects of this book. It appears to be the perfect combination of practice and learning. You think you'll learn php or advance your knowledge of it while producing some core Web apps such as a Blog or shopping cart. This is, in fact, the promise made by the book itself on the rear cover.
If you buy this book what you will in fact learn is that the "well-documented code" will fail on nearly all, if not all, of the 8 promised "ready to run, real world applications." At first you'll think you are responsible for syntax errors so you will begin a journey to discover how to find the source code for the examples. To find it you'll either have to boot from the included CD or explore the disk. The files are hard to find but they're there.
Unfortunately the frustration that lead you to the source files will only increase as you realize that source files are also riddled with errors. Not only will your efforts to reproduce the code fail, but... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HATE THIS BOOK,
This review is from: Practical PHP and MySQL: Building Eight Dynamic Web Applications (Paperback)I admit I am a novice php coder, however, I have done a bit of developing web sites using PHP and MySQL. I am in the middle of developing a complex content driven website. I bought this book because I thought it would take me to the next level. Well, after trying to work through it for several weeks, I am giving up on it. The code Jono has you write, does not match the screen shots of the page as shown through a browser. His writing is not clear and you have to go out and figure out on your own how to make the code work and match what he has shown. He makes you do it in HIS environment which is not very helpful if you want to develop in a different environment. I wrote to him and asked him where I could get the source code and he did not respond. So the only way to get a glimpse at his code is to use his environment which is supplied on the boot-up CD.
I am giving up on this book. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Code doesn't work,
This review is from: Practical PHP and MySQL: Building Eight Dynamic Web Applications (Paperback)Definitely not for beginner.
This book is not easy to understand. The author assume the reader knows some basic functions of php. Some new functions suddenly pop up in the code without any explanation.
I've spend a good amount of time try to figure out what is wrong with the code I type, it always produce an error that even though I really carefully copy what is in the book. I thought it is just me, finally I check the Amazon review and find that I am not alone.
The companion CD is not helpful. I can't figure out a way to open any PHP example file to compare and reference my mistake.
Quit after 1 week and can only take in 86 pages.
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Table of Contents
About the Author xii
Chapter 1 A New Approach 5
Chapter 2 Getting Started with PHP and MySQL 15
Chapter 3 Running the Projects 53
Chapter 4 Building a Weblog 63
Chapter 5 Discussion Forums 111
Chapter 6 Creating a Shopping Cart 169
Chapter 7 Building an Online Auction Site 219
Chapter 8 Creating a Web-Based Calendar 265
Chapter 9 FAQ Content Management System 303
Chapter 10 Building a Re-Usable Project 379
Chapter 11 Building a News Web Site 425
Appendix A Web Site Design 469
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