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PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition

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PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition


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Proven QuickStart visual learning format–Combines an open, welcoming design, hundreds of screen captures, expert tips, and concise step-by-step instructions.

~Helps students take advantage of PHP 5’s remarkable power even if they have never programmed before.

Thorough introductions to all the basics–Covers variables, forms, numbers, strings, control structures, arrays, functions, files, directories, cookies, session control, and much more.

~Teaches students all they need to know to be productive in real-world environments.

Expert tutorial and handy quick reference–Designed not only to teach PHP 5 exceptionally well, but also to serve as an outstanding task-based reference.

~Will remain valuable to students long after they’ve mastered the fundamentals of PHP 5 Web programming.

Step-by-step guidance for mastering more advanced techniques–Demystifies regular expressions, database integration, and other complex techniques. 

~Helps students master techniques which have traditionally been viewed as challenging for new programmers. 


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-24565-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-24565-6

So you know HTML, even JavaScript, but the idea of learning an actual programming language like PHP terrifies you? Well, stop quaking and get going with this easy task-based guide! Aimed at beginning PHP developers just like yourself, this volume uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of visual aids to get you started testing scripts, using basic syntax, working with variables, creating Web applications, and everything else you need to know to create dynamic Web pages with this increasingly popular and important scripting language. Along the way, you'll learn about all that's new in version 5: the new Zend Engine, updated XML support, greatly improved streams (now able to access low-level socket operations), a bundled copy of SQLite, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find sample scripts and projects as well as the timesaving tips and techniques that have become the hallmark of the popular Visual QuickStart series. A companion Web site offers all of the book's scripts for download.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

HTML Forms and PHP

HTML Forms and PHP

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started with PHP.

2. Variables.

3. HTML Forms and PHP.

4. Using Numbers.

5. Using Strings.

6. Control Structures.

7. Using Arrays.

8. Creating Web Applications.

9. Cookies and Sessions.

10. Creating Functions.

11. Files and Directories.

12. Intro to Databases.

13. Regular Expressions.

Appendix A. Installation and Configuration.

Appendix B. Resources.




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