- Paperback: 648 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (2 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032152599X
- ISBN-13: 978-0321525994
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 3.3 x 22.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide (Visual QuickPro Guides) Paperback – 2 Apr 2008
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It hasn't taken Web developers long to discover that when it comes to creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, MySQL and PHP provide a winning open source combination. Add this book to the mix, and there's no limit to the powerful, interactive Web sites that developers can create. With step-by-step instructions, complete scripts, and expert tips to guide readers, veteran author and database designer Larry Ullman gets right down to business: After grounding readers with separate discussions of first the scripting language (PHP) and then the database program (MySQL), he goes on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. This guide is indispensable for intermediate- to advanced level Web designers who want to replace their static sites with something dynamic. In this edition, the bulk of the new material covers the latest versions of both technologies: PHP 6 (due out in 2008) and MySQL 5 (available now). The book's publication date is likely to beat the official release of PHP 6, making it one of the first books available on the subject.
About the Author
Larry Ullman is Lead PHP Programmer and Director 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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This is what I mean by impossible to follow. I don't mean the examples themselves were hideously complicated. I mean they were laid out atrociously. Who knows, if you don't want to bother with the source code, then you may get more out of this book than I did. However, I found it a complete waste of time.
7. Add user to the database.
$q = "INSERT INTO users (first_name,
>last_name, email, pass,
>registration_date) VALUES ('$fn',
>'$ln', '$e', SHA1('$p'), NOW() )";
$r = @mysqli_query ($dbc, $q)
YES! the code really is formatted like that!!! Its terrible. That query should be on one line, not spread over four. And try making sense of it as a beginner, when he uses $r and $q. I know what this all means now, now that ive coded many sql queries. But when I was learning, this book was a nightmare.
I use this book in combination with the Luke Welling, Laura Thomson "PHP and MySQL Web Development" book (which is a far deeper book IMHO - and much better laid out) along with examples on the web to get a better understanding of a particular area of PHP/MySQL I need to learn.
The layout for this book needs reviewing for the next issue - use the full width of the page guys!
As someone who comes from a front-end design perspective, I've put off dipping my toes into the actual dirty work of back end coding for far too long. Probably because I've had my hand burnt with a few other titles, but now my main regret is that I didn't find this book several years ago.
I like the way things actually logically ramp up from chapter to chapter, and its actually quite exhilarating applying and then building upon each example. Once you have basics nailed down, the wider picture suddenly comes into focus and the sky seems the limit.
Sure it can be frustrating when the author chooses to focus on area when your natural curiosities are leading you in another direction, but having reread the whole book (my ability to muster the effort to is indeed a compliment in itself), I understand why it's organised in this way and functions so well as a learning tool.
The book does contain one or two mistakes, however nothing which can be considered fundamental floors in any of the code. If you you can't work out that a line of code requires a single extra parentheses (bracket) with PHP's own excellent error reporting and the extensive section of the book dedicated to debugging, with the greatest of respect, you probably need to go back and actually take in the basics. Most of my own (minor) problems with the code came from my own slack hand coding ability, which I can only describe as Dreamweaver-syndrome!Read more ›
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PHP 6 is not a platform you can use; it was an abandoned project. The current major version of PHP as of 2014 is PHP 5. The next will be PHP 7.Published 14 months ago by Bad Movie Buff
I bought this book in 2008. I have many programming and computing books, and this is the most battered, dog eared, written in book I own. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Giles
... I didn't find this book very helpful, despite high hopes and good recommendations from someone I know. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lazyreader
If you want to learn how to use PHP and MySQL, get this book - Larry Ullman writes in a very clear way - and it's always useful as a reference book.Published on 11 Jan. 2014 by Cymro2007
Great book. I bought this book for my computer crazy son who tells me it is a very good guide which he reads and refers to all the time. Well worth it.Published on 20 April 2013 by Review Buddy
I have bought this book and I must say that this is one of the best IT books that I have ever read. Highly recommended and a much better book than "Learning PHP, MySQL, and... Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2012 by Andy
Excellent starting point for PHP & MySql. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is required, but nothing too advanced. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2012 by J. L. Hodgkins
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