Beginning PHP and MySQL (Paperback)

by W. Jason Gilmore

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Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Fifth Edition is a major update of W. Jason Gilmore's authoritative book on PHP and MySQL. The latest edition includes detailed instructions for configuring the ultimate PHP and MySQL development environment on all major platforms, complete coverage of the latest additions and improvements to the PHP language, coverage of the Composer dependency manager, and thorough introductions to MySQL s most relied-upon features.You'll not only receive extensive introductions to the core features of PHP, MySQL, and related tools, but you'll also learn how to effectively integrate them in order to build robust data-driven applications. Authors Jason Gilmore and Massimo Nardone draw upon more than fifteen years of experience working with these technologies to pack this book with practical examples and insight into the real-world challenges faced by developers. Accordingly, you will repeatedly return to this book as both a valuable instructional tool and reference guide. Some of the book s highlights include: Detailed instructions regarding installing PHP, MySQL and several popular web serversA thorough introduction to the PHP language, including its string handling, networking, forms processing, and object-oriented featuresAn extensive overview of MySQL s fundamental features, including supported data types, database management syntax, trigger, view, stored routine syntax, and import/export capabilitiesHundreds of examples demonstrating countless facets of PHP and MySQL integration What you'll learn Configure a killer PHP and MySQL development environment for all major platforms, including Windows, OS X, and Linux. Understand the nuances of object-oriented programming through a comprehensive two chapter introduction to the topic and PHP s associated features. Gain valuable insight into best practices by learning all about automated unit testing using PHPUnit and powerful MVC frameworkEffectively manage your MySQL data by choosing from one or several of the powerful graphical administration tools introduced in this book. Understand intermediate and advanced MySQL features such as stored procedures, triggers, and views. Who this book is for Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is for the reader seeking a comprehensive introduction to PHP, MySQL, and how to effectively use these two popular technologies together. It's for the reader who is struggling with configuring a proper development environment, and who is perhaps having a hard time grasping the finer points of object-oriented development. Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fifth Edition is an excellent choice for any reader who is in search of a friendly, thorough, and no-nonsense approach to ramping up their web development knowledge in a hurry. "

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