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Regardless of whether you run Linux, Windows, or MacOS, the book includes complete instructions to install all the software you need to set up a stable environment for learning, testing, and production.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common web application development tasks.
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
Learn how to:
• Build web pages with HTML5 and CSS
• Enhance interactivity with AJAX
• Work with cookies and user sessions
• Get user input with web-based forms
• Use basic SQL commands
• Interact with the MySQL database using PHP
• Write maintainable code and get started with version control
• Decide when frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, React, Angular,
and Laravel can be useful
• Create a web-based discussion forum or calendar
• Add a storefront and shopping cart to your site
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Contents at a Glance
PART I Web Application Basics
1 Understanding How the Web Works
2 Structuring HTML and Using Cascading Style Sheets
3 Understanding the CSS Box Model and Positioning
5 Introducing PHP
PART II Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sites
6 Understanding Dynamic Web Sites and HTML5 Applications
10 The Basics of Using jQuery
PART III Taking Your Web Applications to the Next Level
11 AJAX: Getting Started with Remote Scripting
12 PHP Fundamentals: Variables, Strings, and Arrays
13 PHP Fundamentals: Functions, Objects, and Flow Control
14 Working with Cookies and User Sessions
15 Working with Web-Based Forms
PART IV Integrating a Database into Your Applications
16 Understanding the Database Design Process
17 Learning Basic SQL Commands
18 Interacting with MySQL Using PHP
PART V Getting Started with Application Development
19 Creating a Simple Discussion Forum
20 Creating an Online Storefront
21 Creating a Simple Calendar
22 Managing Web Applications
PART VI Appendixes
A Installation QuickStart with XAMPP
B Installing and Configuring MySQL
C Installing and Configuring Apache
D Installing and Configuring PHP