Leon Atkinson Core PHP Programming

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Core PHP Programming

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Intended for experienced developers, this guide explains PHP syntax, functions, sorting, searching, parsing, string evaluation, database integration, graphics generation, and web site design techniques. The CD-ROM contains a complete implementation of PHP 3, the book's code samples, and two web servers that support PHP: Apache for UNIX and Xitami for Windows NT. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Core PHP Programming: Using PHP to Build Dynamic Web Sites begins with an introduction to PHP that rapidly moves through the language's constructs. In his introduction, author Leon Atkinson provides a taste of PHP's variable usage, user input, conditional branching, and looping functions in a very concise chapter. A series of topical chapters follow, which explore the language in depth, presenting operators, statements, and concepts. User-defined functions, arrays, and classes are all covered, as is the often tricky topic of disk access.

Part II of the book comprises a topical summary of PHP's built-in functions. This section begins with I/O functions of all types, followed by an analysis of data manipulation and mathematical functions. The chapter on database functions provides a good feel for PHP's extensible nature by discussing programming issues involved with using databases such as dBase, IMAP, LDAP, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle, and Sybase. Throughout all of these chapters, the author is careful to provide digestible, real-world examples for every function.

The final two parts of the book present programming algorithms and basic concepts in application design. Atkinson provides reusable algorithms for sorting and searching, string manipulation, database access, and graphic generation. He discusses how to use PHP with HTML and create applications that are intelligently modular. The accompanying CD-ROM provides the source code for book examples, PHP, Apache, and other programs to get you rolling quickly with this intriguing language. --Stephen W. Plain

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Master PHP, a 100% open source, cross-platform solution for server-side scripting!

Core PHP Programming is the first complete, practical guide to PHP 3.x for experienced Web developers. Discover how PHP borrows the best ideas from Java, Perl, and C to create a remarkably productive scripting environment. Then, with the guidance of a leading PHP developer, learn every technique you need to build fast and robust Web applications.

Master PHP syntax; then, review every PHP function, including I/O, data, and math functions; time, date, configuration, image, and database functions. See PHP at work in sample code that demonstrates sorting, searching, parsing, and string evaluation. Finally, walk through three complete Web/database integration applications, learning essential techniques for building HTML tables from SQL queries; tracking site visitors; storing content in databases, and much more.

  • DEMONSTRATES how to write commercial quality code
  • FEATURES dozens of nontrivial programs and examples -- no toy code!
  • FOCUSES on the features and functions most important to real developers
  • PROVIDES objective, unbiased coverage of cutting-edge technologies -- no hype!

Core PHP Programming delivers:

  • Thorough, easy-to-understand coverage of PHP syntax and functions
  • Step-by-step walkthroughs of three Web/database integration applications
  • Design and optimization techniques for maximum performance and extensibility
  • Practical debugging solutions

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Includes a complete implementation of PHP implementation, plus all the book's code samples, and two leading Web servers that support PHP: Apache and Xitami.

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