Learn PHP The Easy Way

    Shayne Tilley

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    With over 40,000 copies sold of the three previous editions, I’m very pleased to announce the latest title hot off the SitePoint production line:

    Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL (4th Edition) — by Kevin Yank

    One of the most popular PHP books for beginners, this shiny new 4th edition has been completely updated using only best-practice PHP.

    In this book you’ll learn how to:

    • install PHP 5 and MySQL 5 on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X
    • gain a thorough understanding of PHP syntax
    • master database design principles and SQL
    • build a working content management system
    • add, edit, and delete web content without using HTML
    • create an ecommerce shopping cart
    • utilize sessions and cookies to track site visitors
    • craft SEO-friendly and memorable URLs

    And a whole lot more …

    At around 480 pages, this book is an easy read. As you move through the book you’ll quickly notice that it’s written in a clear tutorial format that’s easy to understand, and illustrated with plenty of screenshots and diagrams, providing quick visual cues. If you hate wading through dry, academic-style “how to” texts, this book will be a breath of fresh air to you.

    If you’ve never built a database driven web site and you’re looking to go beyond the limitations of a static site, this book will start you off in no time.

    And if you have built database driven web sites before, the extensive PHP/MySQL reference guides included will ensure this book remains an extremely handy desk reference.

    Check out the free sample chapters or order a copy today.