This is the PHP 5 entry in the new Spring Into series. It is written in the
unique, structured style of Spring Into books. Each chapter begins with
introductory text, followed by a single-page or facing-page tutorial. Every
chapter is semi-autonomous, and focuses on an example or set of examples
allowing the reader to quickly learn and apply. The discussions are to the point
and emphasize results without extraneous coding. In 350 pages, Spring Into
PHP 5 is designed to give professionals the skills they need to be productive
with PHP 5--quickly--by covering dozens of chunks in rapid-fire format.
PHP is clearly emerging as the most popular language for the creation of web
applications. PHP 5 is the next major revision of the language. It provides a
top-notch object system that behaves the way traditional heavyweight
languages do, as well as real exceptions. In addition to these language additions,
PHP 5 offers robust XML processing, improved MySQL and SQLite database
support and a large number of improvements to areas of efficiency,
extensibility and security. According to Netcraft's August 2004 survey, over 16
million domains run PHP. By comparison, Netcraft reports 2.5 million
domains running ASP.Net.
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The fastest route to true PHP mastery!
So...you've been asked to pitch in on a PHP project...starting now. Or maybe one's on the horizon. Or maybe you need to get real PHP skills onto your résumé. You've done web stuff. Maybe used other scripting languages. Now you want to get productive with PHP, fast.
Welcome. We wrote this book for you. We'll leverage what you already know, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected.
You'll get the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused examples: tested for reliability, crafted for clarity, easy to adapt for your own projects.
Need specific solutions? This book's modular, high-efficiency format delivers them—instantly. Award-winning author Steven Holzner draws on his unparalleled experience teaching programming: No other PHP guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results—today!
All you need to succeed with PHP in Linux or Windows
Master core concepts: operators, flow control, strings, arrays, functions, and more
Learn essential web techniques: cookies, session management, automated email, FTP, and more
Use PHP 5's object model and object-oriented techniques
Efficiently handle text boxes, buttons, and other HTML controls
Create web forms, validate user input, and check browsers
Work with MySQL and other databases
Includes concise PHP 5 language and functional references!
All the book's programming examples are available for download on the companion web site.
Spring Into is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up-to-speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.
© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.About the Author:
Steven Holzner has been writing about online programming since before the Internet became the Internet. He's worked extensively with PHP and many other online languages and is the author of 88 programming books. His books have included many bestsellers, have sold more than two million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 18 languages. He's also been a contributing editor for PC Magazine. His specialties include online programming topics such as PHP, Perl, JavaServer Pages, servlets, and others.
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