PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide VitalSource eText (5e) : 9780134301884

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

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About the book

With PHP for the Web, Fifth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, students 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 students this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides them through the latest developments of PHP 7. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with PHP
Basic HTML Syntax
Basic PHP Syntax
Using SFTP
Testing Your Script
Sending Text to the Browser
Using the PHP Manual
Sending HTML to the Browser
Adding Comments to Scripts
Basic Debugging Steps
Review and Pursue

Chapter 2 Variables
What Are Variables?
Variable Syntax
Types of Variables
Variable Values
Understanding Quotation Marks
Review and Pursue

Chapter 3 HTML Forms and PHP
Creating a Simple Form
Choosing a Form Method
Receiving Form Data in PHP
Displaying Errors
Error Reporting
Manually Sending Data to a Page
Review and Pursue

Chapter 4 Using Numbers
Creating the Form
Performing Arithmetic
Formatting Numbers
Understanding Precedence
Incrementing and Decrementing a Number
Review and Pursue

Chapter 5 Using Strings
Creating the HTML Form
Concatenating Strings
Handling Newlines
Encoding and Decoding Strings
Finding Substrings
Replacing Parts of a String
Review and Pursue

Chapter 6 Control Structures
Creating the HTML Form
The if Conditional
Validation Functions
Using else
More Operators
Using elseif
The Switch Conditional
The for Loop
Review and Pursue

Chapter 7 Using Arrays
What Is an Array?
Creating an Array
Adding Items to an Array
Accessing Array Elements
Creating Multidimensional Arrays
Sorting Arrays
Transforming Between Strings and Arrays
Creating an Array from a Form
Review and Pursue

Chapter 8 Creating Web Applications
Creating Templates
Using External Files
Using Constants
Working with the Date and Time
Handling HTML Forms with PHP, Revisited
Making Forms Sticky
Sending Email
Output Buffering
Manipulating HTTP Headers
Review and Pursue

Chapter 9 Cookies and Sessions
What Are Cookies?
Creating Cookies
Reading from Cookies
Adding Parameters to a Cookie
Deleting a Cookie
What Are Sessions?
Creating a Session
Accessing Session Variables
Deleting a Session
Review and Pursue

Chapter 10 Creating Functions
Creating and Using Simple Functions
Creating and Calling Functions That Take Arguments
Setting Default Argument Values
Creating and Using Functions That Return a Value
Understanding Variable Scope
Review and Pursue
Chapter 11 Files and Directories
File Permissions
Writing to Files
Locking Files
Reading from Files
Handling File Uploads
Navigating Directories
Creating Directories
Reading Files Incrementally
Review and Pursue

Chapter 12 Intro to Databases
Introduction to SQL
Connecting to MySQL
MySQL Error Handling
Creating a Table
Inserting Data into a Database
Securing Query Data
Retrieving Data from a Database
Deleting Data in a Database
Updating Data in a Database
Review and Pursue

Chapter 13 Putting It All Together
Getting Started
Connecting to the Database
Writing the User-Defined Function
Creating the Template
Logging In
Logging Out
Adding Quotes
Listing Quotes
Editing Quotes
Deleting Quotes
Creating the Home Page
Review and Pursue
Appendix A Installation and Configuration
Appendix B Resources and Next Steps
Access Code info.

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