Learn to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Ideal for the newcomer to PHP and MySQL technologies.
Publication: August 24, 2012
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A newer edition of this title is now available: PHP & MySQL in easy steps, 2nd Edition – updated to cover MySQL 8.0
About the book
PHP and MySQL in easy steps will teach the user to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. It 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 database interaction to their web sites.
- the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP and MySQL 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 and MySQL.
PHP & MySQL in easy steps demonstrates by example how to produce data-driven web pages using the powerful PHP scripting language and the popular free
MySQL database server. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively insert and extract data from databases for presentation on your web browser.
PHP & MySQL in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server, the PHP interpreter, and MySQL database server, 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 create an E-Commerce Shopping Cart.
This book assumes you have no previous experience of any programming or scripting language so is ideal for the newcomer to PHP and MySQL technologies.
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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