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Beginning PHP 5.3

ISBN: 978-0-470-41396-8
840 pages
October 2009
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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.

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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Up and Running with PHP.

Chapter 1: Introducing PHP.

Chapter 2: Your First PHP Script.

Part II: Learning the Language.

Chapter 3: PHP Language Basics.

Chapter 4: Decisions and Loops.

Chapter 5: Strings.

Chapter 6: Arrays.

Chapter 7: Functions.

Chapter 8: Objects.

Part III: Using PHP in Practice.

Chapter 9: Handling HTML Forms with PHP.

Chapter 10: Preserving State with Query Strings, Cookies, and Sessions.

Chapter 11: Working with Files and Directories.

Chapter 12: Introducing Databases and SQL.

Chapter 13: Retrieving Data from MySQL with PHP.

Chapter 14: Manipulating MySQL Data with PHP.

Chapter 15: Making Your Job Easier with PEAR.

Chapter 16: PHP and the Outside World.

Chapter 17: Generating Images with PHP.

Chapter 18: String Matching with Regular Expressions.

Chapter 19: Working with XML.

Chapter 20: Writing High-Quality Code.

Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises.

Appendix B: Configuring PHP.

Appendix C: Alternatives to MySQL.

Appendix D: Using PHP from the Command Line.

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61 Typo in Text
The for statement is a bit more complex than do and do...while,...

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The for statement is a bit more complex than while and do...while,...
01/18/10
61 Error in Text
Sentence before bullet points:

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"You can see that, whereas do and do?while loops"

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"You can see that, whereas while and do?while loops?"
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