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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide Paperback – 21 May 2003
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About the Author
Larry Ullman is the Director of Digital Media Technologies and Lead PHP Programmer at DMC Insights, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology. In addition to writing, Larry develops dynamic Web applications, conducts training seminars, and is an Extension Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley.
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It's also a very handy reference to Open Source PHP, which helped me to understand how to configure and use several packages.
My only slight criticism is the lack of detail when discussing security - something which is surely a top concern of any operational website. Apart from that, I can't praise it highly enough. If only all computer books were written like this.....
It explains really well how to set up a user login system, form entries, some basics of SQL, all you need for this kind of project. Mine is possibly the most used and worn text book ive had in 4 years!
In summary, if you need a book on PHP and MySQL then this will suite you. I'd say its aimed at an beginner to intermediate level user and some HTML experience comes in handy.
I hope this helps you make the right decision.
The book has a good introduction to databases for those who have avoided tackling them in the past!
If you follow all the tutorials (rather than just downloading the available PHP files!) you will be up and running in no time. The tutorials are clearly explained and illustrated and don't gloss over any of those vital steps as I've found with other tutorial books. Although all tutorials are based on a few simple functions the skills learnt are easily transferable to different, or more complex, systems.
Happy reading :-)
It is very easy to follow, so you wont be getting stuck, and even if you did you can just visit the books website where you are guarenteed to get help. But hey, it wont even comedown to that anyway as you wont be getting stuck.
After reading this book, I am now working on creating my first dynamic website. I had no experience of php, only little bit of SQL when starting this book. But now I am sure I could class my self as an intermidiate PHP MySQL user.
Just take my advice and try it, you wont be disapointed.
For the beginner there are the SQL and PHP chapters themselves. I knew SQL and was familiar with the basics of PHP and so I simply started reading at chapter 3. After that there are advanced topics for PHP and MYSQL use, which are in the format of, box with code in, followed by screenshots, and then an explanation. This conveys the meaning perfectly, and you know how you will implement it into your own website.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I give this only three stars because the e-book version fails to present the coding blocks correctly in my kindle, on my iPad. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kwakker1000
I bought this book after abandoning Visual Studio and Asp.net. This is not a book for a beginner. I am steeped in code of various types, but is only after finding out how to do PHP... Read morePublished 8 months ago by D C W MORLEY
The contents are okay but good as quick reference book but it came printed in black and white and cheap paper. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Moby Khan
Excellent reference book, with good code examples. Recommended as a "teach yourself" which is exactly what I used it for.Published 17 months ago by Burgo
For a beginner, with no previous knowledge of any programming language, like me, the book is a bliss. I tried others but this is the best so far. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Filipe Mendes Nunes Beirão
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