MasteringPHP 4.1
By Jeremy Allen, Charles Hornberger
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 709

Build Dynamic, Database-Driven Web Sites

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
  • Creating your own classes
  • Closingcommon security holes in PHP scripts
  • Parsing and generating XMLdocuments
  • Using sessions to store persistent data
  • Debugging misbehaving scripts
  • Encrypting and decrypting sensitive data
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