Creating Interactive Websites with PHP and Web Services
By Eric Rosebrock
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 432

Build Dynamic Websites with PHP and MySQL—and Extend ThoseSites with Web Services

PHP and MySQL are great tools for building database-drivenwebsites. There's nothing new about that. What is new is theenvironment in which your site operates—a world rich (andgrowing richer) in web services that can add value andfunctionality in many different ways. Creating Interactive WebSites with PHP and Web Services walks you through every step ofa major web project—a content-managementsystem—teaching you both the basic techniques andlittle-known tricks you need to build successful web sites. And youcan use those skills to develop dynamic applications that will meetyour special requirements. Here’s some of what you’llfind covered inside:

  • Adding, deleting, and displaying data with a customcontent-management system
  • Building a template system with PHP
  • Interacting with web services using PHP and MySQL
  • Creating and managing a user system and a shopping cart
  • Processing credit card payments using merchant accounts andthird-party payment solutions
  • Tracking site statistics using PHP and MySQL
  • Enhancing your site with third-party scripts

Tons of examples, complete with explanations and supported byonline source code, will speed your progress, whether you’rea true beginner or already have PHP experience. This book isplatform-agnostic, so it doesn’t matter if you’redeploying your site on Linux or Windows. You also get PHP and MySQLreferences, so you can quickly resolve questions about syntax andsimilar issues.
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