PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (5e) : 9780134291253

PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (5e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide 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. 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 to guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show you 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 you’re a programming newbie or an experienced veteran learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Getting Started with PHP
  • Chapter 2 Variables
  • Chapter 3 HTML Forms and PHP
  • Chapter 4 Using Numbers
  • Chapter 5 Using Strings
  • Chapter 6 Control Structures
  • Chapter 7 Using Arrays
  • Chapter 8 Creating Web Applications
  • Chapter 9 Cookies and Sessions
  • Chapter 10 Creating Functions  
  • Chapter 12 Intro to Databases
  • Chapter 13 Putting It All Together
New to this edition
  • Updated for PHP 7
  • All examples now use HTML5
  • The MySQL code uses the most current version of PHP’s MySQL extension
  • Examples improved
Features & benefits
    •    Illustrated with hundreds of screenshots--all updated to reflect recent developments in PHP 7.
    •    Loaded with tips and techniques gleaned from real-world PHP experience by best-selling author Larry Ullman.
    •    Step-by-step instructions, clear screenshots, and low price point make this an ideal guide to PHP.

Author biography

Larry Ullman is a writer, web and software developer, trainer, instructor, speaker, and consultant. He has written more than 20 books, which have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide in more than 20 languages. As his readers, students, and co-workers can attest, Larry’s strength is in translating geek into English: converting the technical and arcane into something comprehensible and useful. 

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