From the Back Cover
6 books in 1 — your key to great dynamic Web sites!
Your one-stop guide to building dynamic, database-driven sites — easily
Here’s a handy toolbox for building your dynamic Web site, all in one easy-to-use book! Six convenient minibooks give you what you need to know to use PHP & MySQL — free, open-source technologies. You’ll find it’s easy to create a Web site that lets visitors sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and much more.
Discover how to:
Set up your development environment
Build PHP scripts
Create a MySQL database
Summarize and sort data results
Design and implement user access control
Build a shopping cart application
About the Author
Janet Valade is the author of PHP &MySQL For Dummies, which is in its third edition. She has also written PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies and PHP & MySQL: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites. In addition, Janet is the author of Spring into Linux and a co-author of Mastering Visually Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3 Professional.
Janet has 20 years of experience in the computing field. Most recently, she worked as a Web designer and programmer in an engineering firm for four years. Prior to that, Janet worked for 13 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.