PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer
By Andrea Tarr
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 456

Take static pages and turn them into a dynamic website!

Perhaps you know how to create a static website using HTML/CSS,but now you want to learn how to create dynamic, data-drivenwebsites. If you're new to PHP and MySQL, this book-and-DVD packageis an ideal introduction to working with website pages that containa mixture of HTML and PHP/MySQL. Author Andrea Tarr starts withwhat you know—an HTML/CSS website—and step by step sheteaches you how to replace and enhance the site using PHP to createand manipulate your HTML pages and MySQL to bring in your data. Youlearn how to design, create, and use databases with MySQL, bothwithin PHP programs and using the popular phpMyAdmin program.Explaining the programming principles as you go along, thisbook-and-DVD combination provides you with a solid understanding ofthe fundamentals of PHP and the basics of object-orientedprogramming.

PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer:

  • Escorts you through preparing your computer to run PHP and MySQLby downloading and installing free software

  • Explains what variables are, how to work with them, and how todebug your programs

  • Zeros in on how databases work and how to design them

  • Shares tips for working with MySQL in a PHP program

  • Details ways to create tables, enter data, select data, changedata, and delete data

The 24-Hour Trainer is a unique book-and-DVD package thatdelivers step-by-step lessons for handling real-world scenarios.Each lesson in the book is accompanied by an instructional videothat reinforces the content while providing additional explanationsand tips.

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by aninstructional demonstration on the DVD.

You'll learn to:

  • Manipulate your website using PHP

  • Use object-oriented programming

  • Handle errors and write secure code

  • Design a database

  • Integrate MySQL with PHP

  • Process HTML forms

  • Create user logins, a mini content management system, and adata-driven menu

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete systemrequirements.

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    A great book. If I had found this book some time ago, I wouldnt follow PHP courses. The author explains hard-to-understand PHP concepts in an intelligible attractive way

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