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PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer

  • Published: February 2012
  • 504 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Step-by-step lessons for using PHP and MySQL in a unique book-and-video combination

Assuming no previous experience with PHP or MySQL, this book-and-video package is ideal reading for anyone who wants to go beyond HTML/CSS in order to provide clients with the most dynamic web sites possible. The approachable tone breaks down the basics of programming and PHP and MySQL in individual lessons starting with the installation of the programs necessary to run PHP. You begin with a static web site and then watch and learn as PHP functionality is added as you work through the lessons.

When working with databases, the MySQL database is introduced with demonstrations that show how to interact with it. The accompanying videos enhance your learning experience, as each lesson in the book is portrayed in the video exercises.

Lessons include:
- ?Getting started with PHP
- ?Setting up your workspace
- ?Adding PHP to a web page
- ?Learning PHP syntax?
- ?Working with variables
- ?Debugging code?
- ?Working with complex data
- ?Making decisions
- ?Repeating program steps
- ?Learning about scope
- ?Reusing code with functions
- ?Creating forms
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INTRODUCTION xvii

SECTION I: GETTING STARTED WITH PHP

LESSON 1: SETTING UP YOUR WORKSPACE 3

LESSON 2: ADDING PHP TO A WEB
Page 23

LESSON 3: LEARNING PHP SYNTAX 33

LESSON 4: WORKING WITH VARIABLES 45

LESSON 5: DEBUGGING CODE 57

LESSON 6: WORKING WITH COMPLEX DATA 71

SECTION II: WORKING WITH PHP CONTROLS, FUNCTIONS, AND FORMS

LESSON 7: MAKING DECISIONS 91

LESSON 8: REPEATING PROGRAM STEPS 107

LESSON 9: LEARNING ABOUT SCOPE 119

LESSON 10: REUSING CODE WITH FUNCTIONS 125

LESSON 11: CREATING FORMS 141

SECTION III: OBJECTS AND CLASSES

LESSON 12: INTRODUCING OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 161

LESSON 13: DEFINING CLASSES 167

LESSON 14: USING CLASSES 177

LESSON 15: USING ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 187

SECTION IV: PREVENTING PROBLEMS

LESSON 16: HANDLING ERRORS 205

LESSON 17: WRITING SECURE CODE 217

SECTION V: USING A DATABASE

LESSON 18: INTRODUCING DATABASES 227

LESSON 19: INTRODUCING MYSQL 239

LESSON 20: CREATING AND CONNECTING TO THE DATABASE 263

LESSON 21: CREATING TABLES 275

LESSON 22: ENTERING DATA 295

LESSON 23: SELECTING DATA 313

LESSON 24: USING MULTIPLE TABLES 331

LESSON 25: CHANGING DATA 343

LESSON 26: DELETING DATA 361

LESSON 27: PREVENTING DATABASE SECURITY ISSUES 387

SECTION VI: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

LESSON 28: CREATING USER LOGINS 399

LESSON 29: TURN THE CASE STUDY INTO A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 419

LESSON 30: CREATING A DYNAMIC MENU 443

LESSON 31: NEXT STEPS 461

APPENDIX : WHAT’S ON THE DVD? 463

INDEX

Andrea Tarr has been a programmer and IT manager for 30 years and now spends her time programming websites using PHP/MySQL. She is a member of the Production Leadership Team for Joomla!, a popular PHP/MySQL-based content management system.

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