PHP & MySQL Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition
The Easy Way to Build Your Own Database Driven Website
PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition is a hands-on guide that will help you build your first database driven website. In the fifth edition of this best-selling book, you’ll learn how to use PHP (used on 20 million sites worldwide) to build your own working content management system using entirely free software. The book also teaches you best practices in database design using MySQL, and covers all the latest technologies.
What’s Included in the Book?
In-depth TutorialsEasy-to-follow tutorials with downloadable code examples.
Best-practice PHP CodingLearn rock-solid PHP programming principles from the start.
Hassle-free Setup InstructionsGet yourself up and running on OS X, Windows, and Linux with ease.
Fun Example ProjectPut your knowledge to work building a working CMS: your own online joke database.
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)Keep your PHP manageable and flexible using OOP principles.
Add a Shopping CartDevelop a working ecommerce platform from scratch.
Who Should Read This Book?
By the end of this book, you’ll have a grasp of what’s involved in building a database driven website. If you follow the examples, you’ll also learn the basics of PHP (a server-side scripting language that gives you easy access to a database, and a lot more) and Structured Query Language (SQL—the standard language for interacting with relational databases) as supported by MySQL, the most popular free database engine available today. Most importantly, you’ll come away with everything you need to start on your very own database driven site!
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What could be fairer than this?
Just as PHP and MySQL have grown from the young upstarts of the web development world into mature, stable platforms for billion-dollar businesses, this book that I’ve been writing again and again for over a decade has grown up.
It’s time to write PHP like the big kids do…
What’s New in the Fifth Edition?
- Up-to-date: updated for Windows 7, Mac OS X Lion, and the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin
- Now even easier to get started: using all-in-one installation packages like XAMPP and MAMP
- No command prompt required: phpMyAdmin is used for all database administration tasks, and for sending SQL commands to MySQL
- Best practice database code: this edition uses the robust and portable PHP Data Objects (PDO) API and prepared statements to work with MySQL.
- HTML5 markup: easy-to-read HTML5 markup that all the cool kids are using these days.
Includes personal insights from the author