Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the wayâincluding how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, youâll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers.
Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
Use the MySQLi extension, PHPâs improved MySQL interface
Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user
Manage cookies and sessions and maintain a high level of security
Use Ajax calls for background browser-server communication
Style your web pages by acquiring CSS2 and CSS3 skills
Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas element
Learn PHP and MySQL programmingâ the quick and easy way!
Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you step by step through advanced techniques for dynamic Web development using PHP and MySQL.
â¢ Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.
â¢ Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again.
â¢ Whether youâre new to programming or an experienced veteran just needing to get up to speed on PHP and MySQL, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in the languages, and much more!
The fully revised, updated and extended 4th edition of the hugely popular web development book - includes CSS, HTML5, jQuery and the mysqli extension.
Learn PHP in-depth, along with the basics of object-oriented programming
Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
Use the mysqli Extension, PHP's improved MySQL interface
Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user
Manage cookies and sessions, and maintain a high level of security
Use Ajax calls for background browser/server communication
Acquire CSS2 & CSS3 skills for professionally styling your web pages
Implement all the new HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas
Over 80 recipes that will take your PHP 7 web development skills to the next level!
About This Book
This is the most up-to-date book in the market on PHP
It covers the new features of version 7.x, best practices for server-side programming, and MVC frameworks
The recipe-based approach will allow you to explore the unique capabilities that PHP offers to web programmers
Who This Book Is For
If you are an aspiring web developer, mobile developer, or backend programmer, then this book is for you as it will take your PHP programming skills to next level. Basic knowledge of PHP programming is assumed.
What You Will Learn
Use advanced PHP 7 features, such as the Abstract Syntax Tree, Uniform Variable Syntax, Scalar Type Hints, Generator Delegation, Anonymous Classes, and the Context Sensitive Lexer
Discover where and when PHP 5 code needs to be re-written to avoid backwards-compatibility breaks
Improve the overall application security and error handling by taking advantage of classes that implement the new throwable interface
Solve practical real-world programming problems using PHP 7
Develop middle-wareclasses that allow PHP developers to gluedifferent open source libraries together seamlessly
Define and Implement PSR-7 classes
Create custom middleware using PSR-7 compliant classes
Test and debug your code, and get to know the best practices
PHP 7 comes with a myriad of new features and great tools to optimize your code and make your code perform faster than in previous versions. Most importantly, it allows you to maintain high traffic on your websites with low-cost hardware and servers through a multithreading web server.
This book demonstrates intermediate to advanced PHP techniques with a focus on PHP 7. Each recipe is designed to solve practical, real-world problems faced by PHP developers like yourself every day. We also cover new ways of writing PHP code made possible only in version 7. In addition, we discuss backward-compatibility breaks and give you plenty of guidance on when and where PHP 5 code needs to be changed to produce the correct results when running under PHP 7. This book also incorporates the latest PHP 7.x features.
By the end of the book, you will be equipped with the tools and skills required to deliver efficient applications for your websites and enterprises.
Style and approach
This book takes a recipe-based approach, with real-world examples that can serve as building blocks for a larger application. Each recipe is self-contained with no external dependencies. This book follows a problem-solution strategy so you understand how to deal with various scenarios you may encounter while using PHP 7 in your daily activities.
PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, youâll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries.
Author Josh Lockhartâcreator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practicesâreveals these new language features in action. Youâll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.
Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures
Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components
Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more
Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications
Explore Facebookâs HVVM and Hack language implementationsâand how they affect modern PHP
Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server
"I canât count how many PHP books I have purchased over the years trying to learn the language. Murachâs was the first book that helped me grasp the concepts and got me onto actually scripting in PHP."
Thatâs what one developer posted on the first edition of Murachâs PHP and MySQL. Now, this 3rd Edition does a better-than-ever job of delivering the skills you need to develop database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL, the way todayâs top web professionals do.
Section 1 is a quick-start course that shows how to use the latest versions of PHP, MySQL (or MariaDB), and the Apache web server to build your first PHP applications. Right from the start, you ll learn to create applications that conform to the MVC pattern, so theyâll be easier to maintain as they grow. In addition, youâll learn how to create applications that prevent SQL injection attacks and guard against XSS attacks.
Section 2 takes you deeper into PHP by covering the skills youâll use every day, like how to work with form data, dates, arrays, sessions, cookies, functions, objects, regular expressions, and exceptions. Likewise, Section 3 dives into MySQL, teaching you how to design and create a database, as well as how to access and maintain database data from your PHP programs. Finally, Section 4 teaches you important web programming skills like how to secure web pages, send email, upload files, and process images.
Along the way, youâll find out how to take advantage of PHP 7 enhancements like scalar data type declarations and improved error handling, as well as new operators and functions.
Complete sample applications and chapter exercises provide training support throughout. A great choice for any developer who wants to master PHP without a lot of frustration and unnecessary expense.
Readers can take their PHP skills to the next level with this fully revised and updated PHP Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide, Third Edition! Filled with fourteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by bestselling author and PHP programmer Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in real-world applications. The book teaches developing web applications using advanced PHP techniques and advanced database concepts, and this edition offers several chapters devoted to object-oriented programming and all-new chapters on debugging, testing, and performance. Author hosts a popular companion website at larryullman.com, where readers can freely download code used in the book, access a user forum and book updates, and get advice directly from the author.
With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart GuideÂ readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know.Â
This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Author Larry Ullman guides readers through the ins and outs of both PHP 5 and PHP 7, and offers more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.
Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples toÂ guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show youÂ what to do step by step.
Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.
Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again.
Whether youâre a programming newbie or an experienced veteranÂ learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need toÂ know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient waysÂ to tackle common needs.
Welcome Future Coder! Are You Ready To Learn And Start Programming With PHP In 2 Hours?
PHP or PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language, which was designed with the objective to allow creation of dynamic content. Moreover, PHP also enables this dynamic content to interact with databases. As a result, the most intuitive application of PHP is for development of web-based software applications. This book is an introductory tutorial to help you learn PHP from scratch and build the right foundation for advanced lessons in this programming language.
This book includes several sample codes, which have been provided to give you the real-world programming experience. Go ahead and execute these codes for a better learning experience. Besides this, you may also try variations of code because the best way to learn a programming language is by writing programs in it. We wish you a fruitful experience. Happy Coding!
Learn, practice, and enjoy your new acquired skills!
This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. Youâll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms.
If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authorsâ many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer.
Get an overview of whatâs possible with PHP programs
Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements
Understand functions, strings, arrays, and objects
Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies
Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files
Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics
Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions
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