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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (4th Edition) (edition 2008)

by Julie C. Meloni (Author)

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Title:Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (4th Edition)
Authors:Julie C. Meloni (Author)
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Here's part 1 of my "PHP and MySQL Web Development" book review.

I feel bad about sitting on this book so long. I thought I should at least
get out a review-so-far. And if anyone else is eager to use this book,
please let me know and I will get it to you.

I think this is a well organized and well written book. It starts right off
with a solid review of PHP. For an ad hoc PHP hacker like myself, that
chapter 1 review was very good. It helped organize my somewhat scattered
knowledge of PHP, and I learned a few new details right off.

From there, the authors take you right into a nice, concrete example of
implementing a basic e-commerce site in PHP. The initial project is pretty
basic, but I found it very useful in refreshing and solidifying
what I already knew. The example has you persisting data to and reading it
back from a file, but at the same time the authors are preparing you
with additional information about why a file is less than ideal as
a data store.

After that it's back to PHP school with reviews of arrays and regular
expressions. Again, the material is thorough and well presented, and
I found I learned a few more new bits.

Chapter 5 gets us into what I guess I'd call intermediate PHP, here they
are starting to get you into modularity with putting PHP functions in
their own files, starting to get you into the idea of separating
presentation and content. At this point we also get introduced to PHP
classes, and this is all starting to be woven into the ways that PHP
can be used to build complex websites with reusable blocks of code.

I am just now getting into the MySQL part. One recommendation I'd make,
if you are trying to put together web server, PHP and MySQL, go with
a competent ready-to-roll LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) distro. I built
from scratch on a SuSE Linux, and while it was interesting and educational,
it also took quite a bit of work.

The MySQL part follows the model of using a fairly realistic if somewhat
simple bookstore application for the example. I'm hoping that this
will lead to some nice class-packaged MySQL interface that I can then
apply to some of my little personal web apps.

Hopefully I'll have more about that in part 2 before too long.
  dlslug | May 6, 2009 |
This book has the appearance of being 3 books cobbled together into one. Minor features are hammered to death while crucial steps are glossed over, even those in the software installation section of the book.

The CD has all the software you need to get started and the book has enough material to get you on your way but if you're serious about learning any of these 3 technologies you may need to get dedicated texts. ( )
  schteve | Mar 17, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0672328739, Paperback)

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 067232976X ISBN-13: 9780672329760

 

You own your own business. You have also created a website for your business that details the products or services that you offer, but it doesn't allow potential customers to purchase anything online. Don't risk losing business-learn to create a dynamic online environment using only three programs. PHP, MySQL and Apache are three popular open-source tools that can work together to help you create a dynamic website, such as an online shopping experience. Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One is a complete reference manual for all three development tools. You will learn how to install, configure and set up the PHP scripting language, use the MySQL database system, and work with the Apache Web server. Then you'll take it a step further and discover how they work together to create a dynamic website. Use the book and the included CD to create a simple website, as well as a mailing list, online address book, shopping cart and storefront. Updated to reflect the most recent developments in PHP and MySQL, including the final stable release of MySQL 5.0, you will open your website to limitless possibilities with Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One.

 

 

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In just a short time, readers will be up and running with PHP, MySQL and Apache. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling the reader to learn the essentials of creating an interactive Web site from the ground up. Previous ed.: 2004.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 067232976X, 0672335433

 

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