Mastering PHP 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 fully developed, server-side embedded scripting language, and its importance for web application development has grown with the rise of the Apache web server. Are you a novice programmer? This book starts with the basics and takes you wherever you want to go. A seasoned pro? You’ll be amazed at how much you can capitalize on PHP’s power and object-oriented support, and how it leverages your knowledge of other languages. Finally, if you’re a PHP user in search of an authoritative reference, you need look no further. Mastering PHP 4.1 guides you through all levels of real-world web programming problems and provides expert advice on which solutions work best.

Coverage Includes:

  • Reading and writing files
  • Validating data with regular expressions
  • Accessing MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Accessing LDAP servers
  • Generating images and PDF documents on the fly
  • Building authentication and access-control systems
  • Sending e-mail and building web-to-e-mail interfaces
  • Creating your own classes
  • Closing common security holes in PHP scripts
  • Parsing and generating XML documents
  • Using sessions to store persistent data
  • Debugging misbehaving scripts
  • Encrypting and decrypting sensitive data
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