The amazing combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) enjoys increasing popularity because of the interaction, flexibility, customization, and cost effectiveness of its components. In turn, LAMP has proven to be one of the fastest-growing ways to develop enterprise-level web applications. As the first book to address the LAMP module in its entirety at the professional level, this resource will help you take your web sites to the next level.
The authors encourage you to think out of the box so you can discover great new ideas for future applications that you might wish to write, or revisit some of your old code with new efficiency and power. After reading this book, you will be able to conquer any LAMP obstacle with confidence.
What you will learn from this book
- What's new in PHP 5.0
- How to configure PHP for optimal performance
- Different Apache tips and tricks
- Ways to use AJAX and PHP
- Various MySQL queries
- How to transition from other programming languages
- Tips for using PEAR, GD, XML, and CURL
- Ways to improve site security
Who this book is for
This book is for intermediate to advanced LAMP professionals. Basic concepts regarding each of the four modules is assumed. Those proficient in other computer languages such as Java, C++, Perl, and ASP will find this guide invaluable when transitioning to the LAMP environment.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.