By Dave W. Mercer, Allan Kent, Steven D. Nowicki, David Mercer, Dan Squier, Wankyu Choi
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2005
PHP5 is the newest version of the preferred language for rapidlycreating dynamic Web page content. While its main use is as across-platform, HTML-embedded, server-side Web scripting language,it now works equally well when creating multi-tiered applicationsor XML-based applications as well as Web applications. This bookteaches you the features and functionality of PHP5, from installingand configuring it to designing and constructing complexdata-driven Web sites.
As you proceed, you will build a number of fully functionalapplications. You’ll be introduced to basic programminglogic, relational databases, OOP, PEAR, GTK, MSI, CLI, SQLite, andmore. When you’re finished, you will understand how tocreate, test, debug, and put your applications to work in the realworld.
What you will learn from this book
The fundamentals of object-oriented programming in PHP5
How to write PHP5 applications that run on Windows®,Linux®, Mac OS® X, and other operating systems
Why PHP5 works effectively in small to enterprise-levelapplications
Error handling with try/catch
Data manipulation in MySQL® using PHP
How to build practical applications such as an online texteditor, a Web-based e-mail application, and an object-orientedcontact manager application
Command-line scripting and GUI application development
Effective methods of maintaining and organizing your code, andmore
Who this book is for This book is for beginning programmers as well as experienceddevelopers who want to learn what is possible with the latestversion of PHP.
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