by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson
PHP and MySQL Web Development
Sams, March, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 867 pages.
PHP and MySQL Web Development is a comprehensive resource which covers PHP and MySQL, two web development tools that work well in tandem for managing and creating web databases. Readers are introduced to PHP, a server-side scripting language, and MySQL, a relational database management system. Readers are instructed in the basics and then taught how to use PHP and MySQL together to develop powerful Web applications. The book provides thorough coverage of how to set up, manage and run a MySQL database, including instruction about how to use PHP to access and update the database from the Web. The book also provides coverage of ecommerce and security issues, and implementing authentication and secure transactions with PHP and MySQL. The last section of the book includes instruction and code for building several applications from the ground up, including web forums, a user password section, mailing list manager, discussion forums and a shopping cart. This is a top-notch reference for programmers using PHP and MySQL. Highly recommended.
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This review was published in the May, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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