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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PHP and MySQL by Example A guide for building Web sites, it illuminates concepts with code examples, screen shots showing program output, and explanations. It takes you from PHP scripting and SQL querying techniques to database driven Web site construction with PHP and MySQL. It comes with a CD-ROM which contains versions of PHP and MySQL for Windows and UNIX/Linux. Full description

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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