PHP and MySQL are quickly becoming the de facto standard for rapid development of dynamic, database-driven web sites. With concepts explained in plain English, the new edition starts with the basics of the PHP language, and explains how to work with MySQL, the popular open source database. You then learn how to put the two together to generate dynamic content. This book is perfect for newcomers to programming as well as hobbyists who are intimidated by harder-to-follow books. With concepts explained in plain English, the new edition starts with the basics of the PHP language, and explains how to work with MySQL, the popular open source database. You then learn how to put the two together to generate dynamic content. If you come from a web design or graphics design background and know your way around HTML, Learning PHP and MySQL is the book you've been looking for.The content includes: PHP basics such as strings and arrays, and pattern matching; a detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions; MySQL data fundamentals like tables and statements; information on SQL data access for language; a new chapter on XHTML; and error handling, security, HTTP authentication, and more. "Learning PHP and MySQL" explains everything from fundamental concepts to the nuts and bolts of performing specific tasks. As part of O'Reilly's bestselling "Learning" series, the book is an easy-to-use resource designed specifically for beginners. It's a launching pad for future learning, providing you with a solid foundation for more advanced development.
Michele E. Davis has co-authored and authored over 11 books and has been a career writer since she sold her first poem to CRICKET magazine in second grade. She has an MFA in Writing from Hamline University and is always trying to improve her writing technique. Someday it will be perfect.on A. Phillips is a software engineer who loves Open Source technology. He's been working with web development and databases for over 12 years and is always exploring new technology. Additionally, he co-authored a Dreamweaver for Dummies book that came out July 2006.Queries and code for Learning PHP & MySQL can be found at: http://www.krautgrrl.com/learningphp