Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition
With jQuery, CSS & HTML5
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 812

Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open-source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. With this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the help of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML5.

Explore each technology separately, learn how to use them together, and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site, using XAMPP or any development stack you choose.

  • Learn PHP in-depth, along with the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
  • Use the MySQLi Extension, PHP’s improved MySQL interface
  • Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user
  • Manage cookies and sessions, and maintain a high level of security
  • Master the JavaScript language—and enhance it with jQuery
  • Use Ajax calls for background browser/server communication
  • Acquire CSS2 and CSS3 skills for professionally styling your web pages
  • Implement all of the new HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas
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  • Concise (3)

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3.0

OK for beginners but too many errors

By Mike B

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Good Coverage

Cons

  • Too many errors

Best Uses

  • Novice

Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

This book covers much of what a beginner needs to know to build database-driven web apps, and even an intermediate developer can pick up a useful hint or reminder.

But the number of errors is frustrating. The errata page for the book shows that no new errors have been confirmed or fixed in over a year. Meanwhile, the page of "unconfirmed errata" grows and grows, with no response from the author or publisher.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I would not recommend this book to any Linux user

By Chicadeas

from Guayaquil Ecuador

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    Cons

    • Difficult to understand
    • Too many errors

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

    I use Ubuntu 15.10 OS and the LAMP installation for building and running programs. The code for attaching to a database doesn't work in this book. The rest of the code could be OK but it is easy to make a mistake when you have to remove and install other code to get your programs to work.

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    The code in this book doesn't work using the Ubunt and Lamp

    By chhicadeas

    from Guayaquil Ecuador

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      Cons

      • Too many errors

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

      The code connect in this book doesn't work using a Lamp installation on a Ubuntu 14.04 OS. I ask Oreilly
      about this but they keep referring a login script file. This file doesn't have to be included in the code (even though I did) if you write the login information into the code and not use a separate include file. I can get the code to work by using the connect code from another site on the internet.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Web development overview

      By José Gómez

      from Madrid, Spain

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      Pros

      • Concise
      • Easy to understand
      • Helpful examples

      Cons

      • Missing Concepts

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate
      • Novice

      Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

      Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript with jQuery, CSS & HTML5 is a book that describes how to integrate programming languages and tools in the server and client side to create dynamic Web site contents.

      The target readers of this book are people that familiar with the Web and they want to start creating dynamic contents. It is a very good book for beginners as it describes the most important topics of web development and their relationship.

      This book covers the whole process to create dynamic Web contents from the scratch, how to set up a Web development environment, installing a Web server, MySQL database server, the PHP scripting language interpreter, tools for development and the basics for using PHP, Javascript, MySQL, HTML5 and CSS.

      I missed concepts like Object Oriented programming, insertion of HTML elements on the pages and more examples use jQuery framework and its utility.

      On the other hand MySQL relational databases theory are very well explained, security importance is also covered the differences between browsers as well and the necessity of using frameworks wrap those differences.

      It would have been also useful the introduction to CSS frameworks oriented to responsive web applications.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      One time read tutorial

      By Max the runner

      from Moscow, RU

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      Pros

      • Easy to understand

      Cons

      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Too basic

      Best Uses

      • Student

      Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

      DISCLAIMER: I own the second edition of the book.

      The author is trying to cover 3 really big topics in a single book, the result is a book with no depth in discussed topics and very short and shallow examples..

      Once you finish this book you might know a little about PHP, JS and Mysql but not enough at all to work on a production project.. You will end up buying separate books about PHP, javascript and MySQL. Those separate books will be your reference for future need, while this 3 topics book will only serve as a short term tutorial (which you can find a free alternatives for on many websites).

       
      5.0

      Welcome addition of JQuery to excellent web-dev book

      By dvalts

      from Bradford, United Kingdom

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      Pros

      • Concise
      • Easy to understand
      • Good Breadth Of Topics
      • Good Depth Of Each Topic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 'false' Beginners
        • Novice
        • Student

        Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

        Excellent book covering many aspects of web development for beginners, although the pace is not too slow if you already know something about coding in other languages. Covers what I would describe as the fundamentals for a basic 'full-stack' web-project as of 2015.

        As it covers so many technologies and languages (PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and jQuery, it obviously can't go into huge amounts of detail for every aspect. However, the book is much more than just a skim overview of these technologies.

        Excellent balance of breadth and depth for fundamentals for creating dynamic websites.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Common sense examples to mentally understand obscure ideas.

        By Joed

        from Levittown, PA

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        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Concise
        • Easy Read
        • Easy to understand
        • Helpful examples
        • Well-written

        Cons

        • None so Far

        Best Uses

        • Intermediate
        • Novice
        • Student

        Comments about oreilly Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, 4th Edition:

        The author has the uncanny talent to present graphic 'common sense' examples to help the reader understand rather difficult ideas. This book is the first one to help me install XAMPP for windows without spending hours getting it to work - and she tells you what the acronym actually means! I have 'C' language and Unix experience and am suprised at how familiar PHP is to those programming languages. I am 154 pages into the book and still suprised at the attention to detail the author has - as evidenced by the fact that the index is 27 pages long (I like that).

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