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PHP & MySQL for Dummies (R), 4th Edition

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | PHP & MySQL for Dummies (R), 4th Edition.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Janet Valade(Author)

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Here′s what Web designers need to know to create dynamic, database–driven Web sites

To be on the cutting edge, Web sites need to serve up HTML, CSS, and products specific to the needs of different customers using different browsers. An effective e–commerce site gathers information about users and provides information they need to get the desired result.

PHP scripting language with a MySQL back–end database offers an effective way to design sites that meet these requirements. This full updated 4th Edition of PHP & MySQL For Dummies gets you quickly up to speed, even if your experience is limited.

  • Explains the easy way to install and set up PHP and MySQL using XAMPP, so it works the same on Linux, Mac, and Windows
  • Shows you how to secure files on a Web host and how to write secure code
  • Packed with useful and understandable code examples for Web site creators who are not professional programmers
  • Fully updated to ensure your code will be compliant based on PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.1.31
  • Provides clear, accurate code examples

PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition provides what you need to know to create sites that get results.

Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Book details

  • PDF | 456 pages
  • Janet Valade(Author)
  • John Wiley & Sons; 4th Revised edition edition (4 Dec. 2009)
  • English
  • 6
  • Computing & Internet

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  • By B. Goldhawk on 31 May 2007

    I am new to PHP and have learned other things before using for dummies books and found them very good, however i was extremely disappointed. I found this book boring and irritating. After about 6 hours of reading i was thinking 'when am i going to be set a task to practice what i have just learned' well that time never come. If you think you can learn a just by constant reading with no task to follow and nothing practice then this book would be ideal for you.When my friend ( who has been using php for nearly 7 years) looked at this book he said he couldn't believe how poor the script was inside the book and told me to ignore some of it altogether.I would never recommend anyone ever buying this book, and i am going to find another book that will teach me PHP preferably not written by Janet Valade

  • By Jonathan Tarrant on 11 August 2013

    I chose this as I have not used PHP except for pre-made scripts, and wanted to learn how to incorporate PHP and MySQL myself for custom projects. Unfortunately, on the introduction Janet says she's assuming knowledge of PHP and writing scripts. For Dummies? FAIL.The book uses 2 examples: a simple online shop for a Pet Store; and a Membership Site. These examples are followed through the book until almost the final chapter where instructions on how to use the PHP and MySQL in a website are shown - but at this, possibly most important step - she refers to the Membership Site as the Pet Store customers database. This new nomenclature made me stop and go back and re-read and stop, and go back and re-read again until I realised this was actually the same thing.There are literally chapters devoted to how to use a database, how to execute various queries on an SQL database. The instructions on how to actually use the wretched things in a web building environment are one chapter and rushed through.

  • By Mr. Dominic Langmead on 16 January 2008

    I know No HTML or PHP coding, and i mean the max i know is < b > etc etc.I have started an online business and this book gave me the information I needed for creating dynamic pages, connecting to databases and so on and so forth. All the examples in the book can be downloaded from [...] which i found very useful, each file she creates you are allowed to use on your own without having to add any information apart from your database credentials.The book starts with the very basics, telling you how print simple statements like "it is raining" using the echo" " functions. It then progresses with using if statements and conditionals, functions and other parts of the PHP code which are useful. The book then goes into in depth information on how to build a MYSQL database with PHP MYSQL queries, it tells you how to DROP, CREATE, UPDATE, DELETE etc which i personally found usefulThe book then carries on and shows a live running example on what PHP applications can be used for, giving a useful example of a online catalogue and a Members only Area which is what i use. The code can be edited to your needs, for example i added a user level to the database and extra code to the top of every page that disallowed entry depending on the user entry (if you want that code, please email me at and i will send it to you).The online catalgoue is also very useful, i added it to my site then removed it for the paypal alternative. Janet Explains what she is doing in her coding examples with #number which is explained on the pages after, very useful i must say.With the help of this book i have been able to create a fully dynamic site within 3 weeks, okay, its not the best read of all, and not fantastic examples, but her pet shop model is easy to follow and edit, whether it be Dreamweaver, Notepad or Publisher that you may be using.Overall i would recommend this book to anybody who is having some problems creating what you need, Janet also refers to some free PHP sites that help, although personally i prefer this book as the free sites are harder to follow and understand.I hope my review helps you.Dom,Seadogs

  • By Potty Monster on 13 October 2010

    I was fortunate enough to pick this book up early on when trying to learn PHP and MySQL. It simply and clearly guides you in to this deep and complex subject teaching you everything you need to know to get started. If your tempted to learn website development I strongly encourage you to get this book, especially if you have no previous experience. Once you've gone through this book you'll def be wanting to move up to other more complex literature, but the areas covered here will give you a great foundation to build upon.

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