PHP and MySQL by Example

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9780131875081: PHP and MySQL by Example

Quickly master dynamic, database-driven Web development—no experience necessary!

Even if you’re completely new to PHP, MySQL, and Web database development, this book will guide you through every step of building powerful, database-driven, dynamic Web sites. Direct from the world’s top scripting instructor, Ellie Quigley, PHP and MySQL by Example illuminates every concept with tested code examples, screen shots showing program output, and clear, line-by-line explanations.

Classroom-tested in Ellie Quigley’s Silicon Valley training courses and at Marko Gargenta’s Marakana training company in San Francisco, this book takes you from the simplest PHP scripting and SQL querying techniques all the way to dynamic, database driven Web site construction with PHP and MySQL. From simple fill-in forms to program security and debugging, it’s the only PHP/MySQL book you’ll ever need!

This book covers

  • Complete PHP fundamentals, including operators, strings, conditionals, loops, arrays, functions, and more
  • PHP QuickStart for more advanced readers—makes you productive with PHP in the space of just fifteen book pages
  • Essential Web development techniques, from file handling to validating user input with regular expressions
  • Powerful PHP features, including user-defined functions and self-processing PHP Forms
  • Day-to-day MySQL administration
  • A complete SQL tutorial for creating queries, retrieving data, and writing data with MySQL
  • Session management and cookies
  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Best practices for using PHP and MySQL together

Nearly 100,000 professionals and power users have relied on Ellie Quigley’s books to master scripting languages. With PHP and MySQL by Example, you can, too. And once you’ve become an expert, you’ll turn to this book constantly as your go-to source for reliable answers, solutions, and code.

About the CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains versions of PHP and MySQL for Windows and UNIX/Linux, plus a comprehensive code library for creating your own sites and database-enabled Web applications, including this book’s powerful Art Gallery case study application.

Lab Solutions

Solutions to the end-of-chapter labs are available at www.prenhallprofessional.com/title/0131875086.

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About the Author:

Ellie Quigley has taught scripting languages in Silicon Valley for more than twenty years. Her Perl and shell programming classes at the University of Santa Cruz Extension program have become part of Silicon Valley lore. Her best-selling books include UNIX® Shells by Example, Fourth Edition; Perl by Example, Third Edition; and Javascript by Example, all from Prentice Hall.


Marko Gargenta has worked as an e-commerce consultant and instructor since 1996. He has created the Marakana Ecommerce Seminar Series, consulted with Sun Microsystems Educational Services, and designed and delivered PHP and MySQL courses for OpNet Community Ventures and AcademyX. For more on Marko’s training company go to http://marakana.com.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxiv Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 From Static to Dynamic Web Sites 1 1.2 About PHP 4 1.3 About MySQL 7 1.4 Chapter Summary 11 Chapter 2: Getting Started 13 2.1 The Life Cycle of a Web Page 13 2.2 The Anatomy of a PHP Script 15 2.3 Some Things to Consider 21 2.4 Review 31 2.5 Chapter Summary 37 Chapter 2 Lab 38 Chapter 3: PHP Quick Start 41 3.1 Quick Start, Quick Reference 41 3.2 Chapter Summary 57 Chapter 4: The Building Blocks: Data Types, Literals, Variables, and Constants 59 4.1 Data Types 59 4.2 Variables 70 4.3 Constants 99 4.4 Chapter Summary 104 Chapter 4 Lab 105 Chapter 5: Operators 107 5.1 About PHP Operators and Expressions 107 5.2 Chapter Summary 145 Chapter 5 Lab 146 Chapter 6: Strings 149 6.1 What Is a String? 149 6.2 String Functions 155 6.3 Other String Functions 214 6.4 Chapter Summary 218 Chapter 6 Lab 219 Chapter 7: Conditionals and Loops 221 7.1 Control Structures, Blocks, and Compound Statements 221 7.2 Loops 232 7.3 Chapter Summary 243 Chapter 7 Lab 244 Chapter 8: Arrays 247 8.1 What Is an Array? 247 8.2 Modifying Arrays (Unsetting, Deleting, Adding, and Changing Elements) 310 8.3 Chapter Summary 335 Chapter 8 Lab 336 Chapter 9: User-Defined Functions 337 9.1 What Is a Function? 337 9.2 Chapter Summary 376 Chapter 9 Lab 377 Chapter 10: More on PHP Forms 379 10.1 Introduction 379 10.2 Review of HTML Forms 379 10.3 PHP and Forms 390 10.4 Chapter Summary 438 Chapter 10 Lab 439 Chapter 11: Files and Directories 441 11.1 Files 441 11.2 The Web Server, PHP, and Permissions 446 11.3 Directories 483 11.4 Managing Content with Include Files 487 11.5 Chapter Summary 494 Chapter 12: Regular Expressions and Pattern Matching 497 12.1 What Is a Regular Expression? 497 12.2 Pattern-Matching Functions 499 12.3 Chapter Summary 565 Chapter 12 Lab 566 Chapter 13: Introduction to MySQL 567 13.1 About Databases 567 13.2 The Anatomy of a Relational Database 570 13.3 Connecting to the Database 575 13.4 The MySQL Privilege System 582 13.5 Chapter Summary 593 Chapter 14: SQL Language Tutorial 595 14.1 What Is SQL? 595 14.2 SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) 603 14.3 SQL Data Definition Language 620 14.4 SQL Functions 633 14.5 Chapter Summary 642 Chapter 14 Lab 643 Chapter 15: PHP and MySQL Integration 647 15.1 Introduction 647 15.2 The Guest Book Example 663 15.3 Chapter Summary 671 Chapter 15 Lab 671 Chapter 16: Cookies and Sessions 673 16.1 What Is Stateless? 673 16.2 What Are Cookies? 673 16.3 PHP and Cookies 677 16.4 What Is a Session? 694 16.5 Chapter Summary 736 Chapter 16 Lab 738 Chapter 17: Objects 739 17.1 What Are Objects? 739 17.2 Working with Classes 741 17.3 Some PHP 5 Object Features 772 17.4 Chapter Summary 780 Chapter 17 Lab 781 Appendix A: Building an Art Gallery 783 A.1 Project Overview 783 A.2 The Public and the Private 783 A.3 Creating the Web Site 785 A.4 Installing the Art Gallery 805 A.5 Conclusion 808 Appendix B: PHP and E-Mail 809 B.1 The Mail Server 809 B.2 MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) 810 B.3 Runtime Configuration Options 810 B.4 The mail() Function 811 B.5 Sending a Simple E-Mail Message 811 B.6 Example: Sending an HTML Message 813 Appendix C: PHP and Date/Time 819 C.1 Formatting Dates and Times 819 C.2 Getting the Timestamp 824 C.3 Getting t. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131875086

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