Author: David Powers
This is the third edition of David Powers' highly-respected PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. This new edition has been updated by David to incorporate changes to PHP since the second edition and to offer the latest techniques—a classic guide modernized for 21st century PHP techniques, innovations, and best practices. You want to make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. The problem is, you're not a programmer and the thought of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you've dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can't get past baby steps. If this describes you, then you've just found the right book. PHP and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination for creating dynamic websites. They're free, easy to use, and provided by many web hosting companies in their standard packages. Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert already or force you to go through endless exercises of little practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms, image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also visual design. But this book doesn't just provide a collection of ready-made scripts: each PHP Solution builds on what's gone before, teaching you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to start writing your own scripts or—if you prefer to leave that task to others—to adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the start, you're shown how easy it is to protect your sites by adopting secure coding practices.
Author: David Powers
This is the second edition of David Powers' highly-respected PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. This new edition has been updated by David to incorporate changes to PHP since the first edition and to offer the latest techniques—a classic guide modernized for 21st century PHP techniques, innovations, and best practices. You want to make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. The problem is, you're not a programmer and the thought of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you've dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can't get past baby steps. If this describes you, then you've just found the right book. PHP and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination for creating dynamic websites. They're free, easy to use, and provided by many web hosting companies in their standard packages. Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert already or force you to go through endless exercises of little practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms, image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also visual design. But this book doesn't just provide a collection of ready-made scripts: each PHP Solution builds on what's gone before, teaching you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to start writing your own scripts or—if you prefer to leave that task to others—to adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the start, you're shown how easy it is to protect your sites by adopting secure coding practices. What you’ll learn Updates to the first edition with the latest PHP techniques for modern, dynamic web design Create dynamic websites with design and usability in mind, as well as functionality Understand how PHP scripts work, giving you confidence to adapt them to your own needs Bring online forms to life, check required fields, and ensure user input is safe to process Upload files and automatically create thumbnails from larger images Manage website content with a searchable database Who this book is for This is a "must have" reference book for any Web developer using PHP scripting language. If you have read the first edition classic, then this update will bring you the latest PHP techniques and best practices. If you are new to dynamic web design with PHP, then David will introduce you to the core techniques and methods for dynamic PHP web sites, ready for the 21st century! Table of Contents What Is PHP—And Why Should I Care? Getting Ready to Work with PHP How to Write PHP Scripts Lightening Your Workload with Includes Bringing Forms to Life Uploading Files Using PHP to Manage Files Generating Thumbnail Images Pages That Remember: Simple Login and Multipage Forms Getting Started with MySQL Connecting to MySQL with PHP and SQL Creating a Dynamic Online Gallery Managing Content Formatting Text and Dates Pulling Data from Multiple Tables Managing Multiple Database Tables Authenticating Users with a Database
Author: David Sklar, Adam Trachtenberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Want to understand a certain PHP programming technique? Or learn how to accomplish a particular task? This cookbook is the first place to look. With more than 350 code-rich recipes revised for PHP 5.4 and 5.5, this third edition provides updated solutions for generating dynamic web content—everything from using basic data types to querying databases, and from calling RESTful APIs to testing and securing your site. Each recipe includes code solutions that you can freely use, along with a discussion of how and why they work. Whether you’re an experienced PHP programmer or coming to PHP from another language, this book is an ideal on-the-job resource. You’ll find recipes to help you with: Basic data types: strings, numbers, arrays, and dates and times Program building blocks: variables, functions, classes, and objects Web programming: cookies, forms, sessions, and authentication Database access using PDO, SQLite, and other extensions RESTful API clients and servers, including HTTP, XML, and OAuth Key concepts: email, regular expressions, and graphics creation Designing robust applications: security and encryption, error handling, debugging and testing, and performance tuning Files, directories, and PHP’s Command Line Interface Libraries and package managers such as Composer and PECL
Author: Michael Romer
Take the pain out of dealing with relational databases in an object-oriented programming world. With this short book, you can save time and money by simply coding less while accomplishing more with the Doctrine persistence framework, a leading persistence solution for PHP programmers and web developers. PHP Persistence teaches you about PHP persistence and how to use it effectively for your database-driven applications. Bestselling author Michael Romer leverages his own vast experience to show you what you need to know about Doctrine 2 and how to use it in your own projects. Along the way you’ll learn about powerful persistence techniques, such as object-relational mapping (ORM) in PHP. What You'll Learn Define entities and references between entities Manage entities Master the Doctrine Query Language Use appropriate command-line tools for PHP persistence Program for caching Who This Book Is For Experienced PHP programmers and web developers with some exposure to PHP.
Learn to develop high-quality applications and frameworks in PHP Packed with in-depth information and step-by-step guidance, this book escorts you through the process of creating, maintaining and extending sustainable software of high quality with PHP. World-renowned PHP experts present real-world case studies for developing high-quality applications and frameworks in PHP that can easily be adapted to changing business requirements. . They offer different approaches to solving typical development and quality assurance problems that every developer needs to know and master. Details the process for creating high-quality PHP frameworks and applications that can easily be adapted to changing business requirements Covers the planning, execution, and automation of tests for the different layers and tiers of a Web application Demonstrates how to establish a successful development process Shares real-world case studies from well-known companies and their PHP experts With this book, you’ll learn to develop high-quality PHP frameworks and applications that can easily be maintained with reasonable cost and effort.
Author: Cody Lindley, Kevin Potts, Robert Sable, Roderick Smith, Mary Fredborg
This is the first book dedicated to Textpattern development, a popular web site framework that allows its users to build up standards-compliant professional web sites with only a basic knowledge of the underlying technology. Written by five experts, it is suitable for every level of reader from novice to expert, taking the reader from the basics of the subject such as installation, right up to advanced subjects like writing plugins. It includes case studies and reference sections. It is also open source, so free to use, and has become very popular with tens of thousands of downloads to date.
This Adobe-approved, project-based guide from one of the world's most popular web design authors, David Powers, will teach readers how to progress from designing static websites to building dynamic websites in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge acquired in each lesson, readers will learn about the new PHP features in Dreamweaver CS5, including the ability to work in Live View with WordPress, as well as extended support for PHP code hints, syntax checking, and dynamically related files. Readers will learn how to upload images and send email with attachments using the Zend Framework. In contrast to existing books on the Zend Framework, this book will show web designers and developers with little or no programming experience how to use selected modules to integrate dynamic features into existing sites. There is a strong emphasis on following security best practices. Readers will also learn progressive enhancement techniques for updating pages seamlessly with PHP and Ajax. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.
Beginning PHP 5.3
Author: Matt Doyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book is intended for anyone starting out with PHP programming. If you’ve previously worked in another programming language such as Java, C#, or Perl, you’ll probably pick up the concepts in the earlier chapters quickly; however, the book assumes no prior experience of programming or of building Web applications. That said, because PHP is primarily a Web technology, it will help if you have at least some knowledge of other Web technologies, particularly HTML and CSS. Many Web applications make use of a database to store data, and this book contains three chapters on working with MySQL databases. Once again, if you’re already familiar with databases in general — and MySQL in particular — you’ll be able to fly through these chapters. However, even if you’ve never touched a database before in your life, you should still be able to pick up a working knowledge by reading through these chapters.
PHP 5 Recipes
Author: Frank M. Kromann, Jon Stephens, Nathan A. Good, Lee Babin
* The only PHP "cook book" available that is completely up-to-date for PHP 5 which includes teaching material for PHP 5 object-oriented features * Complete code provided to solve all common problems PHP developers will come across in day-to-day work as well as using built in PHP functionality * Works well as a learn-by-example teaching book, as well as a quick solutions book
PHP MySQL Website Programming
Author: Dilip Thomas, Jessey White-Cinis, Chris Lea, Mike Buzzard
PHP MySQL Website Programming: Problem-Design-Solution shows the development process for a website using a specific set of technologies: the Apache web server, the MySQL database system, and the PHP scripting language. It gives you a completely hands-on experience and guides you through the construction of a complete application-driven site from design to deployment. Each chapter in the book is broken into three parts: Problem: The authors analyze each task and identify areas that may be particularly hard to implement. Design: Once the problems have been identified, a proposal is sketched out for solving them. Solution: The code is developed and deployed to accomplish the task at hand. Throughout the book, good object-oriented PHP coding methods are used where appropriate. The site you construct features a modular design, so the individual chapters are generally focused on designing and building a specific piece of the site's functionality. You can find a working model of the site online at http://apress.mediatemple.net. This invaluable tutorial provides a lot of insight into the ways you can implement web applications with PHP and MySQL in real-world situations.
PHP and MySQL Recipes
Author: Frank M. Kromann
Gain instant solutions, including countless pieces of useful code that you can copy and paste into your own applications, giving you answers fast and saving you hours of coding time. You can also use this book as a reference to the most important aspects of the latest PHP scripting language, including the vital functions you know and love from previous versions of PHP, as well as the functions introduced in PHP 7. PHP and MySQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach supplies you with complete code for all of the common coding problems you are likely to face when using PHP and MySQL together in your day-to-day web application development. This invaluable guide includes over 200 recipes and covers numerous topics. What you hold in your hands is the answer to all your PHP 7 needs. Furthermore, this book explains the PHP functionality in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new MySQL database extension. PHP and MySQL Recipes will be a useful and welcome companion throughout your career as a web developer, keeping you on the cutting edge of PHP development, ahead of the competition, and giving you all the answers you need, when you need them. What You'll Learn Work with arrays, dates and times, strings, files and directories, and dynamic imaging Write regular expressions in PHP Use the variables and functions found in PHP Who This Book Is For Experienced PHP and MySQL programmers and web developers who have at least some PHP and MySQL programming experience.
PHP Programming Solutions
Author: Vikram Vaswani
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Find real-world solutions to PHP programming problems Simplify and shorten the PHP application development cycle using the in-depth information contained in this hands-on guide. PHP Programming Solutions clearly lays out more than 250 programming challenges alongside practical solutions, functioning code, detailed explanations, and usage tips. Inside, you'll learn to manipulate strings and arrays, work with HTML and Web pages, accept and validate user input, parse XML code, and resolve programming problems using PEAR and PECL widgets and extensions. Plus, you'll get detailed coverage of PHP security issues, SQL database interaction, debugging techniques, and error processing. Work with numbers, strings, dates, times, files, and directories Build complex data structures using PHP's array manipulation API Use functions and classes to build modular, reusable code Create, update, and cache HTML documents and Web content Obtain and process user input submitted via online forms Protect, log, and debug PHP script actions Authenticate and track users with sessions and cookies Traverse, validate, and transform XML documents Store and retrieve data from MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle databases Interface with different server types, network protocols, and file formats Perform efficient exception handling and error processing
Author: David Sklar
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
If you want to get started with PHP, this book is essential. Author David Sklar (PHP Cookbook) guides you through aspects of the language you need to build dynamic server-side websites. By exploring features of PHP 5.x and the exciting enhancements in the latest release, PHP 7, you’ll learn how to work with web servers, browsers, databases, and web services. End-of-chapter exercises help you make the lessons stick. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking to build dynamic websites, a frontend developer ready to add server-side programs, or an experienced programmer who wants to get up to speed with this language, this gentle introduction also covers aspects of modern PHP, such as internationalization, using PHP from the command line, and package management. Learn how PHP interacts with browsers and servers Understand data types, variables, logic, looping, and other language basics Explore how to use arrays, functions, and objects Build and validate web forms Work with databases and session management Access APIs to interact with web services and other websites Jumpstart your project with popular PHP web application frameworks
PHP 5 in Practice
Author: Elliott White III, Jonathan D. Eisenhamer
Publisher: Pearson Education
With the release of PHP 5 web developers need a guide to developing with PHP 5 to both learn its complex new features and more fully implement the long-standing features on which PHP's success is built. PHP 5 in Practice is a reference guide that provides developers with easy-to-use and easily extensible code to solve common PHP problems. It focuses on providing real code solutions to problems, allowing the reader to learn by seeing exactly what is happening behind the scenes to get your solution. Because a real-life situation will rarely match the book's example problems precisely, PHP 5 in Practice explains the solution well enough that you will understand it and can learn how to truly solve your own problem.
Author: Marco Casario, Nathalie Wormser, Dan Saltzman, Anselm Bradford, Jonathan Reid, Francesco Improta, Aaron Congleton
CSS3 brings a mass of changes, additions, and improvements to CSS across a range of new modules. Web designers and developers now have a whole host of new techniques up their sleeves, from working with colors and fonts accurately, to using media queries to ensure correct styling across a multitude of devices. But all of these new technologies bring more tags to learn and more avenues for things to go wrong. CSS3 Solutions provides a collection of solutions to all of the most common CSS3 problems. Every solution contains sample code that is production-ready and can be applied to any project.