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-driven websites. If you're new to PHP and MySQL, this book-and-DVD package is an ideal introduction to working with website pages that contain a mixture of HTML and PHP/MySQL. Author Andrea Tarr starts with what you know—an HTML/CSS website—and step by step she teaches you how to replace and enhance the site using PHP to create and manipulate your HTML pages and MySQL to bring in your data. You learn how to design, create, and use databases with MySQL, both within PHP programs and using the popular phpMyAdmin program. Explaining the programming principles as you go along, this book-and-DVD combination provides you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of PHP and the basics of object-oriented programming.

PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer:

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

  • Explains what variables are, how to work with them, and how to debug 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, change data, and delete data

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

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional 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 a data-driven menu

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

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Great book

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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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