PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja


The easy way to build your own database-driven website.

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What will I learn?

Who should read this book?

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition is a 500+ page book aimed at web designers looking to make the leap into server-side programming. You’ll be expected to be comfortable with simple HTML, although no knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or JavaScript is required.

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!

What’s new in the fifth edition?

Who is Kevin Yank?

Kevin Yank is a world-renowned leader in web development. Hired as SitePoint’s first staff writer in 2001, Kevin wrote the then new company’s first book, Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL, and has contributed countless articles, courses, newsletters, and podcasts on building websites. Kevin has a passion for making web technology easy to understand for anyone.

Customer reviews


“Great book for beginners to start off with a *AMP stack. Like the right/wrong approach.”


“Extremely useful and walk you through easy steps”


“After years of trying to learn PHP & MySQL, I finally have a firm grasp on them. Love the book!”

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