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PHP and MySQL For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))


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About the book:

You need to develop an interactive Web site in a hurry! Your boss just put you in charge of your companys online catalog. And you dont have a clue about how to develop a Web database application. Dont panic, the Dynamic Duo, PHP and MySQL, are here to save the day. MySQL is a fast, easy-to-use, open-source relational database management system that runs on most operating systems. PHP is a fast, easy-to-use, free scripting language designed for use on the Web that interacts with just about every type of database management system. Together, PHP and SQL have spelled relief for thousands of reluctant Web database developers just like you.

PHP and MySQL For Dummies fills you in on how to develop Web database applications using the Dynamic Duo  and no programming or database experience required! With this friendly reference as your guide, youll:

  • Build and use a MySQL database
  • Add PHP to HTML files
  • Use all the features of the PHP language
  • Use HTML forms to collect information from users
  • Show information from a database in a Web page
  • Store information in a database

In plain English, expert Janet Valade explains PHP and MySQL and shows you how to access and get started with them. And with the help of two complete sample applications, she walks you through the entire Web database application development process. Topics covered in detail include:

  • Creating and changing MySQL databases and moving data in and out of them
  • Writing PHP programs that enable your Web pages to insert, update, or remove information from a MySQL database
  • Organizing PHP programs into a functioning application that interacts with MySQL databases
  • Common traps to avoid when developing Web database applications and fixes for common problems

The bonus CD-ROM features:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Apache Web server
  • Sample applications and code from the book
Ready to take your site to a bold new level of interactivity? PHP and MySQL For Dummies shows you how.

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