PHP and MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Janet Valade
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2009
Pages: 456

Learn to use the tools that bring Web sites to life —it'seasy and fun!

Static Web sites don't cut it anymore. To serve up HTML, CSS,anddatabase-driven pages, you need to know your way around PHP and aMySQL backend database. This book shows you how to build two commonapplications: a product catalog and a member-only site requiring ausername and password. You'll learn a basic design you can expandhowever you choose!

  • New to all this? — get acquainted with PHP and MySQL andfind out how to install them on Windows®, Mac®, orLinux®

  • A perfect partnership — see how the language and databasework together to produce dynamic Web pages with less hassle

  • MySQL moving and storage — store data in your database anddisplay it on your Web pages

  • Up to code — learn to build PHP scripts and program pieceswith code that meets the latest standards

  • The sum of the parts — organize all the parts of yourapplication, ensure security, and complete your documentation

Visit the companion Web site to find all the code examplesused in the book

Open the book and find:

  • How to keep up with PHP and MySQL updates

  • What's different in the newest versions

  • Pros and cons of Web hosting companies

  • How to back up and restore data in your database

  • Error messages and what they mean

  • Why you must plan your database application

  • Advice on what offers value to your users

  • Ten "gotchas" that will mess up your code

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