Learn PHP language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, functions, and classes, how to write PHP server-side scripts and make MySQL database queries, store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, how to access Web Services APIs over HTTP, and more!
Publication: July 16th, 2016
About the book
PHP 7 in easy steps will teach you to code server-side scripts, and demonstrates every aspect of the language you will need to produce professional web programming results. Its examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing PHP language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, functions, and classes.
PHP 7 in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server and the PHP interpreter to create an environment in which you can produce your very own data-driven server-side web pages. You will learn how to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Examples illustrate how to store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, and how to access Web Services APIs over HTTP.
PHP 7 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to:
- anyone who wants to begin producing data-driven web pages.
- web developers wanting to add server-side interaction to their web sites.
- the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP to their skills set.
- the hobbyist who wants to begin creating scripts for upload to their own ISP.
- the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of server-side programming with PHP.
Using examples with free downloadable source code throughout, this guide will help you get started straight away – for smart learning!
- Getting started
- Storing values
- Performing operations
- Testing conditions
- Employing functions
- Managing strings
- Building classes
- Handling files
- Producing forms
- Preserving data
- Connecting databases
- Adding Web Services
About the author
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.
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