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Larry Ullman
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5 Mar 2007 Visual QuickProject Guides
PHP is currently one of the most popular server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language on the Web. It's specifically designed for Web site creation and is frequently being used to replace the functionality created by Perl to write CGI scripts. PHP's popularity and easier-to-learn appeal has spawned a new breed of programmer, those who are only familiar with and only use PHP.
 
Sharpen your PHP skills with the fully revised and updated, PHP 5 Advanced for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickPro Guide! Filled with fifteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by best-selling author and PHP programmer, Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in real-world applications, features popular and most-asked-about scripts, and details those technologies that will be more important in the future. You'll learn about object-oriented programming, PHP interactions with a server, XML, RSS, Networking with PHP, image and PDF generation, and more.


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (5 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321376013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321376015
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 18.1 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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PHP is currently one of the most popular server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language on the Web. It's specifically designed for Web site creation and is frequently being used to replace the functionality created by Perl to write CGI scripts. PHP's popularity and easier-to-learn appeal has spawned a new breed of programmer, those who are only familiar with and only use PHP.
 
Sharpen your PHP skills with the fully revised and updated, PHP 5 Advanced for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickPro Guide! Filled with fifteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by best-selling author and PHP programmer, Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in real-world applications, features popular and most-asked-about scripts, and details those technologies that will be more important in the future. You'll learn about object-oriented programming, PHP interactions with a server, XML, RSS, Networking with PHP, image and PDF generation, and more.

About the Author

Larry Ullman is Lead PHP Programmer and Directory of Digital Media Technology at DMC Insights, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology. He is the author of several books on PHP, MySQL, Web development, and other programming languages. In addition to writing, he develops dynamic Web applications, conducts training seminars, and teaches PHP programming for the Web through the University of California at Berkeley Extension Online.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent if you are already coding with PHP 8 Nov 2010
By A. Kwabula VINE VOICE
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The source code for the book is at the book's website. I have downloaded it easily without registration.

This book is great, if you are confortable with PHP already as it's an Advanced book. Among other topics, I liked, Perl Compartible Regular Expressions which are explained so well that you will be able to write complex patterns to validate staff with or for general pattern matching. Advanced Arrays is another peak. You will find deeply nested arrays being manipulated by Recursive Functions. If you like OOP, then you will find two detailed chapters on
Object Orinted Programming.

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There is a chapter on AJAX. The chapter has full fledged AJAX Application. The last chapter explains how to parse XML documents with PHP. There is a very brief explanation on how to create XML documents but that is not exhaustive. I think the useful parts are the parsing of XML using PHP and creating RSS Feeds as it's a practical example with code and screen shots that shows how the whole thing is rendered in a browser.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My go to advanced PHP book 28 July 2014
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I love the visual quickstart guides, I have lost count of how many I have, they are just so easy to learn from, well laid out, good examples and well written
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3.0 out of 5 stars where is the code for this book 1 Jun 2007
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where is the code for this book. I even went to the site and signed in as an 'advanced user' to view the additional chapters and I still cant find it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book by Larry Ullman 16 July 2007
By Curtis Garrison - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been reading Larry's books since back in the early days when php/mysql books were barely found. I have to credit Larry's books with helping me just get started learning about php & mysql, and even helping me with most of what I learn today. I've purchased every new version of his books and pick up new things every time. It's so easy to step along with the examples, to help provide a solid understanding, and to give a fresh reassurance of what I may have already known... plus I always learn new tricks and techniques. I guess that's why I keep getting his books. This book especially helped me with a few tricks just at the right time, right when I needed help with them. I have over twenty-five php books and his are all in the top of my favorites and most referenced to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid 23 Oct 2007
By Callum D - Published on Amazon.com
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While not quite as good as its predecessor (PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites 2nd edition) in terms of readability and ease of understanding, Larry Ullman is still, with this book, miles in front of pretty much any other technical author I have read. The chapters on object oriented programming are certainly the best I have come across on the subject.

There is also a quick but useful demo of how to put a bit of AJAX in to a PHP site to increase usability.

The one thing missing from this book that I personally would like to have seen, would be an introduction to frameworks.

But let me stress this point: Larry Ullman is the best technical author, by a long, long way, on any subject I have ever read about in my life. I just wish he was an expert and wrote books on all the other things I want to learn about - that's how good his teaching ability is.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 13 Jun 2008
By Justin - Published on Amazon.com
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I've purchased this book and PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, both by Larry Ullman. They're wonderful -- with them, I took my first steps into working with databases and a language like PHP. The step by step examples have made it very easy to learn and when I've been stuck -- I've gone to Larry's site and he's answered my questions in his forum. Two of the best purchases I've ever made. Highly recommended.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Advanced but not unlearnable 6 May 2008
By E. Blood - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great continuation of the PHP5 Visual Quickstart Guide by the same company "Peachpit press). They stay with the same learning style that they have in the other books (visual and doing) but go into more advanced operations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I learned object-oriented PHP with this book! 12 July 2009
By Ken Tang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I got this book because I have two of Larry Ullman's other books: PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 for Dynamic Websites and the updated PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Websites. It seemed natural for me to turn to this book to learn about advanced PHP topics, particularly since I wanted to learn about PHP object-oriented programming.

As with his other books that I own, Larry Ullman's explanation and examples are very simple and easy to understand, particularly when it came to learning about object-oriented programming. He starts you off with a basic understanding of object-oriented programming, and then advances you to advanced object-oriented programming, and then finishes it off with a real world example in creating a shopping cart for an e-commerce website. What's beautiful is that in the previous chapters, he had you create a shopping cart in the procedural programming style. Now you can compare and see the difference in procedural programming versus object-oriented programming on the same type of application you are building. I tried reading other books and websites on PHP object-oriented programming, but none of them clicked with me as they had complex examples and their explanations weren't clear. This book really nailed it for me and I am now writing and working with object-oriented PHP code.

On the back cover, it also mentions that there are bonus e-chapters about creating PDF's with PHP and images with PHP. Unfortunately I have yet to redeem the bonus chapters from their website so I cannot comment on them.

I highly recommend this book if you want to learn about PHP object-oriented programming and to keep as a reference. There are other interesting topics in this book that I also found useful, such as security (sanitizing data), database encryption with MySQL, basic AJAX, XML/PHP, modularizing a website, and working with multidimensional arrays.
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