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PHP and MySQL Web Development (Developer's Library)

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PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.

PHP and My
Paperback, 4th edition, 7th print, 968 pages
Published March 2011 by Addison-Wesley (first published February 12th 2003)
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Nawal Al-Qussyer
Oct 06, 2010 Nawal Al-Qussyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا كتاب ممتار جدا.. أنصح فيه أي أحد حابب يتعلم البي اتش بي.
مليان أمثلة ممتازة ومفيدة جدا. أنصح بهالكتاب للي عنده خلفية كويسة عن البرمجة لكنه حاب يتعلم البي اتش بي بشكل خاص..
فادني بشكل كبير.. وأسلوب الكتاب ممتاز جدا ومرتب وسهل.
قرأته في فبراير الماضي.. لكن فيه يمكن ٢ ابترز ما قرأتهم لعدم حاجتي لهم.. لكن البقية كمصدر تعليمي أقدر أقول انهم ممتازين جدا وراح تنمي معرفتك بشكل كبير في التعامل مع البي اتش بي والماي اس كيو ال
I used this book for one of my MLIS courses. I'm not sure if it was the book, or the course, but I can say that in combination, it wasn't the PHP introduction that I had been hoping for. To be fair, we only used about 8 of the chapters from this book, so there's a lot I didn't cover. Personally, I had a difficult time applying what was in the book to my course assignments, but again, that could have been the course/instructor's fault, not the book's, (and of course I understand that could have b ...more
Christian Tjhai
Oct 05, 2007 Christian Tjhai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book to those of you who just started to learn PHP, but already have a programming background. A Javascript and HTML scripting background should be fine for you to start using this book.

This book helps you a lot to get started real fast with PHP, because this book has much examples.

Updated on 2012:
Now is 2012, and I have been leading many PHP development teams. Unsurprisingly, I made curriculum based on this book to train the PHP development teams. This book is just awesome, I j
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Jan 24, 2010 ?????? ???????? rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I started learing php with this book and I can't say bad thing about this book ;)
Aug 29, 2009 Karol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: programming
A very good book to start learning PHP, learned a lot and I would recommend it to anyone
Jure Vidrih
Apr 06, 2015 Jure Vidrih rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book and found it to be of a good quality(4/5). I had some experience with PHP and MySQL from before I picked up this book. Just as the book says, it doesn't leave out anything important unexplained, but at the same time it gives plenty of information on where and how to receive more information on certain topics. A large part of this book is also dedicated to building projects with potentially large numbers of users, such as online message boards, e-commerce, etc. This section of ...more
Nov 15, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: programacion
Esta es la segunda (o quizás tercera vez) tratando de aprender PHP con este libro. Y debo decir que la razón por lo que en esta oportunidad pude pasar de la pag 50 sin que sintiera que la cabeza me iba a explotar es debido a que este libro fue (en esta ocasión) mi material de apoyo en un curso de programación que realizo.

Personalmente, considero que en el libro debería de explicar un poco más sobre el funcionamiento de las bases de datos porque siento que se quedaron un poco cortos. Considero qu
Aug 18, 2014 PET rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the book that taught me the basics of PHP and MySQL.
For years all I did was the first 2 chapters which taught me the basics of PHP and the basics of MySQL. This allowed me to actually do some work for money.

I remember making my first money right after finishing high school because I knew those things.

My point is, that this book actually knows how to begin. It teaches you the basics so you can actually start to practice. Years later I bought another book that... for the first 400 pages h
Benjamin Davidson
As a beginning programmer with only a handful of QBasic experience, this was the book that showed me everything I needed to know to start exploring my creative potential efficiently when programming. It gives excellent examples that clearly unify the model, view, controller framework at a low enough level that I never felt any unwarranted assumptions about my knowledge and understanding were made. This was back in the PHP 4 days, so things might have changed, but I owe a lot to this book all the ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Rick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: aspiring web developers
This is a good introduction to web programming using PHP and MySQL. The material is clear and comprehensive, and the examples illustrate the principles well. You should have a working understanding of HTML and CSS before getting into PHP and MySQL, just for practical purposes since PHP is often used to generate HTML from data stored in a database (e.g., MySQL). The material provides a good, broad foundation for working with PHP and MySQL, but don't expect to be an expert when completing the book ...more
Rolcom Ld
Jun 07, 2010 Rolcom Ld rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In common this book has answered almost al my questions.But...
According to PHP tutorial, using the substitutions for the bold terms, plus substituting DBPASSWORD with your own mysql password:

* Replace DBSERVER with the correct database servername for your site.
* Replace DBUSERNAME with your own mysql username.
* Replace DBNAME with your own mysql databasename.
So I coud not find these examples

Aug 18, 2014 Marian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this book from the campus library, hoping it would give me some guidance on a database project. Turns out it has some excellent tutorials, e.g. the middle part of the book is easily readable even if you only know basic MySQL/PHP. The concise examples and explanations definitely helped me make rapid progress and learn more PHP than I could have otherwise. I would consider purchasing a newer edition for future reference.
Jesse Jones
Oct 17, 2012 Jesse Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By far one of the best books for getting started with PHP and MySQL. The book starts off slow and is perfect for a beginner to get started in database/dynamic web page creation. Over the course you create a shopping cart and learn how to integrate web services into your website. For PHP and MySQL, this is one of the best introductions.
Derek Bridge
A good PHP book for someone who can already program (whether in PHP or some other language). The strength lies in 2 or 3 of the case studies, which, while falling short of production-quality code, can help you transition from the noddy examples you see in most books and web tutorials to reasonably well-styled larger programs.
Graeme Breathnach
This book is very instructive. The examples in the book are excellent. Within a day or two of getting my hands on the book I was able to set up a database-driven website. Worked a treat and met all of my needs.
Jan 24, 2010 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great guide to PHP and MySQL, but it's worth noting that it contains various typographical errors. Confident programmers shouldn't find this a problem, as the mistakes are minor and easily fixed.
Sathya Prakash Moparthi
Before this book i used PHP for general programming purpose, but now i have a slight change in my perspective a i knew that i could be applied to large scale applications by the help of MySQL as back-end.
James napoli
working my way through building a dynamic php/mySql website, and this book is full of flaws and code that simply doesnt work. nearly 1k book, spends about 2 1/2 pages on actual php and mysql output/integration...weakSauce.
Jul 08, 2011 Stacia rated it really liked it
I needed to learn how to code specific things rather quickly, and I was able to get code implemented and working in a short amount of time after I got this book. I can also use this as a reference for certain php methods. For that reason, I give this 4 stars.
Victor R.
still reading it... i'm on few pages and noticed some typo error...
Aug 04, 2010 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome coverage of PHP for a beginner.
A good introduction to the world of PHP - Very introductory, but a very quick read if you understand it already.
Mar 28, 2015 Mischa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: php
Pretty good book for PHP beginner, but a little bit out-dated.
Avinash Kumar
Pretty detailed book on PHP but IMHO, the examples could have been A LOT better. Most of the examples were boring.
May 04, 2010 Weston rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good technical book with great ideas to get you started. Many important areas are covered, though security isn't a major focus.
Fany Ariasari
Jul 25, 2007 Fany Ariasari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: west
helping for beginner so much
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Great book on php
Aug 26, 2012 Jansen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thorough mid level coverage of PHP and intro level to MySQL
Abali Barcelonista
Sep 07, 2015 Abali Barcelonista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: php
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