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Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript: With jQuery, CSS & HTML5 (Learning Php, Mysql, Javascript, Css & Html5)

Author: Robin Nixon
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (14 December 2014)

The fully revised, updated and extended 4th edition of the hugely popular web development book - includes CSS, HTML5, jQuery and the mysqli extension.
Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open-source technologies and web standards, even if you only have basic HTML knowledge. With this popular hands-on guide, you'll tackle dynamic web programming with the help of today's core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML5.
Explore each technology separately, learn how to use them together, and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way. At the end of the book, you'll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site, using XAMPP or any development stack of your choice.

  • Learn PHP in-depth, along with the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
  • Use the mysqli Extension, PHP's improved MySQL interface
  • Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user
  • Manage cookies and sessions, and maintain a high level of security
  • Master the JavaScript language--and enhance it with jQuery
  • Use Ajax calls for background browser/server communication
  • Acquire CSS2 & CSS3 skills for professionally styling your web pages
  • Implement all the new HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide (4th Edition)

Author: Larry Ullman
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (23 September 2011)

It hasn't taken Web developers long to discover that when it comes to creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, MySQL and PHP provide a winning open-source combination. Add this book to the mix, and there's no limit to the powerful, interactive Web sites that developers can create. With step-by-step instructions, complete scripts, and expert tips to guide readers, veteran author and database designer Larry Ullman gets right down to business: After grounding readers with separate discussions of first the scripting language (PHP) and then the database program (MySQL), he goes on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. This guide is indispensable for beginning to intermediate level Web designers who want to replace their static sites with something dynamic. In this edition, the bulk of the new material covers the latest features and techniques with PHP and MySQL. Also new to this edition are chapters introducing jQuery and object-oriented programming techniques.

PHP Programming with MySQL: The Web Technologies Series

Author: Don Gosselin
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Publisher: Course Technology / Cengage Learning ( 6 January 2010)

This book covers the basics of PHP and MySQL along with introductions to advanced topics including object-oriented programming and how to build Web sites that incorporate authentication and security. After you complete this course, you will be able to use PHP and MySQL to build professional quality, database-driven Web sites.

Murach's PHP and MySQL, 2nd Edition

Author: Joel Murach
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Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates ( 1 December 2014)

"I can't count how many PHP books I have purchased over the years trying to learn the language. Murach's was the first book that helped me grasp the concepts and got me onto actually scripting in PHP."

That's what one developer said in an online review of the first edition of Murach's PHP and MySQL. Now, this 2nd Edition does an even better job of delivering the real-world skills you need to develop database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL, two of today's most popular open-source software tools.

Section 1 is a quick-start course that shows how to use the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, the Apache web server, and the NetBeans IDE to build your first PHP applications. And right from the start, you'll learn to create applications that conform to the MVC pattern, so they'll be easier to maintain as they grow.

Then, Section 2 takes you deep into PHP by covering the skills you'll use every day in professional applications, like how to work with form data, dates, arrays, sessions, cookies, functions, objects, regular expressions, and exceptions. Likewise, Section 3 dives into MySQL, teaching you how to design and create a database, as well as how to access and maintain the data in a database like the professionals do. Finally, Section 4 teaches you important web programming skills like how to secure web pages, prevent SQL injection attacks, guard against XSS attacks, send email, upload files, process images, and access content from other websites.

Complete sample applications (all using HTML5 and CSS3) along with chapter exercises provide training support throughout. A great choice for any developer who wants to master PHP without a lot of frustration and unnecessary expense.

PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (5th Edition)

Author: Larry Ullman
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Publisher: Peachpit Press ( 9 July 2016)

Learn PHP programming the quick and easy way!
With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know.
This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Author Larry Ullman guides readers through the ins and outs of both PHP 5 and PHP 7, and offers more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.

  • Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show you what to do step by step.
  • Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.
  • Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again.
  • Whether you’re a programming newbie or an experienced veteran learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.


PHP and MySQL Web Development (5th Edition) (Developer's Library)

Author: Luke Welling
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (30 September 2016)

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fifth Edition

The definitive guide to building database-driven Web applications with PHP and MySQL


PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.


PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server.


This practical, hands-on book consistently focuses on real-world applications, even in the introductory chapters. The authors cover important aspects of security and authentication as they relate to building a real-world website and show you how to implement these aspects in PHP and MySQL. They also introduce you to the integration of front-end and back-end technologies by using JavaScript in your application development.


The final part of this book describes how to approach real-world projects and takes the reader through the design, planning, and building of several projects, including:

  • User authentication and personalization
  • Web-based email
  • Social media integration
  • Shopping cart

The fifth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP through versions 5.6 and 7, as well as features introduced in recent stable releases of MySQL.


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Contents at a Glance


Part I: Using PHP

1 PHP Crash Course

2 Storing and Retrieving Data

3 Using Arrays

4 String Manipulation and Regular Expressions

5 Reusing Code and Writing Functions

6 Object-Oriented PHP

7 Error and Exception Handling


Part II: Using MySQL

8 Designing Your Web Database

9 Creating Your Web Database

10 Working with Your MySQL Database

11 Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP

12 Advanced MySQL Administration

13 Advanced MySQL Programming


Part III: Web Application Security

14 Web Application Security Risks

15 Building a Secure Web Application

16 Implementing Authentication Methods with PHP


Part IV: Advanced PHP Techniques

17 Interacting with the File System and the Server

18 Using Network and Protocol Functions

19 Managing the Date and Time

20 Internationalization and Localization

21 Generating Images

22 Using Session Control in PHP

23 Integrating JavaScript and PHP

24 Other Useful Features


Part V: Building Practical PHP and MySQL Projects

25 Using PHP and MySQL for Large Projects

26 Debugging and Logging

27 Building User Authentication and Personalization

28 (Web Edition) Building a Web-Based Email Client with Laravel Part I

29 (Web Edition) Building a Web-Based Email Client with Laravel Part II

30 (Web Edition) Social Media Integration Sharing and Authentication

31 (Web Edition) Building a Shopping Cart


Part VI: Appendix

A Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL



PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice

Author: Matt Zandstra
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Publisher: Apress (20 December 2016)

The 5th edition of this popular book has been fully updated for PHP 7, including replacing the PEAR package manager with Composer, and new material on Vagrant and PHP standards. It provides a solid grounding in PHP's support for objects, it builds on this foundation to instill core principles of software design and then covers the tools and practices needed to develop, test and deploy robust code.
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice begins by covering PHP's object-oriented features. It introduces key topics including class declaration, inheritance, reflection and much more.
The next section is devoted to design patterns. It explains the principles that make patterns powerful. The book covers many of the classic design patterns and includes chapters on enterprise and database patterns.
The last segment of the book covers the tools and practices that can help turn great code into a successful project. The section shows how to manage multiple developers and releases with git, how to manage builds and dependencies with Composer. It also explores strategies for automated testing and continuous integration. Taken together these three elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and best practice will help the reader develop elegant and rock solid systems.
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice:

  • Describes and demonstrates PHP's built-in object-oriented features
  • Breaks down the principles of object-oriented design, explaining key design patterns using practical examples.
  • Discusses the tools and practices necessary for developing, testing and deploying exemplary applications.

What You'll Learn:
  • How to work with object fundamentals: writing classes and methods, instantiating objects, creating powerful class hierarchies using inheritance.
  • Master advanced object-oriented features, including static methods and properties, managing error conditions with exceptions, and creating abstract classes and interfaces.
  • Learn about the new object-oriented features introduced by PHP 7 and why they matter for your code.
  • Understand and use design principles to deploy objects and classes effectively in your projects.
  • Learn about design patterns, their purpose, structure and the underlying principles that govern them. Discover a set of powerful patterns that you can deploy in your own projects.
  • Learn about the tools and practices that can guarantee a successful project including unit testing; version control, build, installation and package management; and continuous integration.

Who This Book is For:
This book is suitable for anyone with at least a basic knowledge of PHP who wants to use its object-oriented features in their projects.
Those who already know their interfaces from their abstracts may well still find it hard to use these features in their systems. They will benefit from the book's emphasis on design. They will learn how to choose and combine the participants of a system; how to read design patterns and how to use them in their code.
Finally this book is for PHP coders who want to learn about the practices and tools (version control, testing, continuous integration, etc) that can make projects safe, elegant and stable.

PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)

Author: Luke Welling
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (11 October 2008)

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition
The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL
PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.


PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server.


This practical, hands-on book includes numerous examples that demonstrate common tasks such as authenticating users, constructing a shopping cart, generating PDF documents and images dynamically, sending and managing email, facilitating user discussions, connecting to Web services using XML, and developing Web 2.0 applications with Ajax-based interactivity.


The fourth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP 5 through version 5.3, such as namespaces and closures, as well as features introduced in MySQL 5.1.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: Using PHP

1 PHP Crash Course
2 Storing and Retrieving Data
3 Using Arrays
4 String Manipulation and Regular Expressions
5 Reusing Code and Writing Functions
6 Object-Oriented PHP
7 Error and Exception Handling
Part II: Using MySQL
8 Designing Your Web Database
9 Creating Your Web Database
10 Working with Your MySQL Database
11 Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP
12 Advanced MySQL Administration
13 Advanced MySQL Programming
Part III: E-Commerce and Security
14 Running an E-Commerce Site
15 E-commerce Security Issues
16 Web Application Security
17 Implementing Authentication with PHP and MySQL
18 Implementing Secure Transactions with PHP and MySQL
Part IV: Advanced PHP Techniques
19 Interacting with the File System and the Server
20 Using Network and Protocol Functions
21 Managing the Date and Time
22 Generating Images
23 Using Session Control in PHP
24 Other Useful Features

Part V: Building Practical PHP and MySQL Projects

25 Using PHP and MySQL for Large Projects
26 Debugging
27 Building User Authentication and Personalization
28 Building a Shopping Cart
29 Building a Web-Based Email Service
30 Building a Mailing List Manager
31 Building Web Forums
32 Generating Personalized PDF Documents
33 Connecting to Web Services with XML and SOAP
34 Building Web 2.0 Applications with Ajax
Part VI: Appendixes
Appendix A: Installing PHP and MySQL
Appendix B: Web Resources


Web Development for Intermediate Programmers - with PHP

Author: Steven Sohcot
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ( 6 January 2017)

This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a database-driven web-based application using PHP. Along the way, the author explains WHY specific techniques were chosen, and incorporates "usability" tips.

This book is intended for those with a basic understanding of coding; however the first section of the book is dedicated to provide a high-level foundation of this knowledge.

This book is divided into four parts:
1. Basic Concepts: a summary of how HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and PHP work together. Also a review of database fundamentals.
2. Building an App: creating database tables – and then reading/writing contents.
3. Ajax: "advanced" coding techniques to change sections of a web page.
4. Other Useful Tips – several tips/tricks the author has learned.

The author is sharing his personal best practices based on his 15+ years experience in PHP and web development.

For the more technical readers: this book covers relational databases taking a procedural-style coding approach.

Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices

Author: Josh Lockhart
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 1 March 2015)

PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries.

Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.

  • Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures
  • Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components
  • Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more
  • Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications
  • Explore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHP
  • Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server
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