Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular opensource Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy–to–understandFor Dummies style
- PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage hasgrown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past twoyears
- PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and canbe embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamicWeb pages for e–commerce sites and other Web applications; adatabase–friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL,mSQL, Oracle, and other databases
- Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP′s featuresmake it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for threeof the most common applications: interactive Web sites, databasestorage, and common operating system tasks
is the author of PHP & MySQL For Dummies.
In addition, she has authored and revised chapters for several Linux books and for a Webmaster certification book.
Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing field. She worked as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering firm. Prior to that, Janet worked for several years in a university environment as a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, provided technical support for faculty and students, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.