PHP is a fullydeveloped, server-side embedded scripting language, and its importance for webapplication development has grown with the rise of the Apache web server. Are youa novice programmer? This book starts with the basics and takes you wherever youwant to go. A seasoned pro? You’ll be amazed at how much you can capitalizeon PHP’s power and object-oriented support, and how it leverages yourknowledge of other languages. Finally, if you’re a PHP user in search of anauthoritative reference, you need look no further. Mastering PHP 4.1guides you through all levels of real-world web programming problems and providesexpert advice on which solutions work best.
Reading and writing files
Validating datawith regular expressions
Accessing MySQL and PostgreSQLdatabases
Accessing LDAP servers
Generating images and PDF documents onthe fly
Building authentication and access-control systems
Sending e-mailand building web-to-e-mail interfaces