Apache, MySQL, and PHP Weekend Crash Course
By Steven M. Schafer
Publisher: Wiley
Released: November 2003
Pages: 496

Get up to speed on Apache, MySQL, and PHP – in a weekend!

The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Apache Web server, MySQL database, and PHP scripting. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you installed all three of these technologies. Perhaps you've never used Apache, MySQL, and PHP together. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you – Apache, MySQL, and PHP Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to dive right in and begin building dynamic, data-driven sites on either Windows® or Linux® with all three integrated technologies.

The Curriculum

Friday
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

  • Installing Apache
  • Installing PHP
  • Installing MySQL
  • Apache Basics

Saturday
Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

  • Configuring Apache
  • Apache Security Concerns
  • The Basics of MySQL
  • MySQL Security
  • Working with Data
  • Queries

Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

  • Troubleshooting MySQL Commands and Queries
  • Advanced MySQL Concepts
  • PHP Basics
  • Program Flow
  • PHP Functions

Saturday, cont.
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

  • Working with Files
  • HTML Constructs
  • Working with Forms
  • Multiple-User Considerations in PHP

Sunday
Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

  • Good Coding Practices
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting PHP
  • MySQL Through PHP
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting MySQL in PHP
  • Odds and Ends
  • Project: Calendar I

Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

  • Project: Calendar II
  • Project: Content Publishing I
  • Project: Content Publishing II
  • Project: Building an RSS Feed
“The book is well supported by a companion website…” (British Journal of Healthcare and Information Management, April 2004)
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