Learn what it takes to get data-driven Web sites up and runningusing PHP 5 and MySQL
The popularity of using MySQL and PHP to create organized andefficient Web sites is growing at a steady pace. MySQL has provenitself to be fast, robust, and easy to use. It works well with PHP,and its perfect for Web applications for simple to robustsites. For many developers, PHP is the next obvious step from HTMLdue to the fact that it was written specifically for use on theWeb, its cross-platform, and its relatively easy tounderstand and write. MySQL/PHP Database Applications, SecondEdition, demonstrates Web-application development using MySQL andPHP by presenting multiple practical, ready-to-use examples rangingfrom a simple guestbook to a fully functional e-commerce site witha shopping cart. Other applications include a catalog, a contentmanager, a threaded discussion, and a problem-tracking system.Youll learn the essentials of working with MySQL and PHP soyou can start building and customizing database applications forthe Web in no time!
This edition offers updated coverage of MySQL 4.0 and anextensive look ahead into PHP 5. The example code was rewritten torun against the new PHP engine, and this edition explores its newobject-oriented features, as well as improvements in XMLprocessing, remote file access, and other areas. Containing adviceon how to easily tweak and customize a site, this book:
- Provides a concise introduction to working with MySQL andPHP
- Includes complete applicationsproject management systemand message board
- Delivers ready-to-use code for error handling, user and sessionmanagement, and templating
- Helps create code with SOAP services
The CD-ROM contains the example code and applications from thebook, as well as MySQL, PHP, and Apache.