PHP & MySQL For Dummies 3rd Edition

About the author
Janet Valade is the author of PHP 5 For Dummies, PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies, and PHP & MySQL: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, as well as the author of first and second editions of this book. In addition, Janet is the author of Spring into Linux and a coauthor of Mastering Visually Dreamweaver 8 and Flash 8.
Janet has twenty years of experience in the computing field. Most recently, she worked as a Web designer and programmer in an engineering firm for four years. Before that, Janet worked for thirteen years in a university environment, where she was a systems analyst. During her tenure, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a data archive, supported faculty and students in their computer usage, wrote numerous technical papers, and developed and presented seminars on a variety of technology topics.
To keep in touch, see janet.valade.com.

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It’s easy to find what you need in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to:

Find and acquire all the tools you need and set up your development environment
Build PHP scripts to make your Web site work
Create a MySQL database that visitors can access
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Design and implement user access control
Build a shopping cart application
Create extensions that make your site more useful
With PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by your side, you’ll be a Web site guru before you know it!

PHP & MySQL for Dummies 2nd Edition

– Shows Web developers how to use two popular open source technologies, the PHP scripting language and MySQL database, to build Web database applications
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– Explains how to install Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X versions of PHP and MySQL
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PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

If you want to build dynamic Web sites that encourage users to interact with them, PHP and MySQL are among the best tools you’ll find. PHP is a scripting language designed specifically for use on the Web, while MySQL is a database management system that works with it perfectly. Best of all, they’re free. It’s hard to beat that combination!
PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is kind of one-stop shopping for the information you need to get up and running with these tools and put them to good use. It’s divided into six handy minibooks that cover setting up your environment, PHP programming, using MySQL, security, PHP extensions, and PHP Web applications. They make it easy to create a Web site where visitors can sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and do business with your business.

It’s easy to find what you need in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to:

Find and acquire all the tools you need and set up your development environment
Build PHP scripts to make your Web site work
Create a MySQL database that visitors can access
Summarize and sort data results
Design and implement user access control
Build a shopping cart application
Create extensions that make your site more useful

With PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by your side, you’ll be a Web site guru before you know it!

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