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Author: Vikram Vaswani
ISBN 13: 9780071549011
ISBN 10: 71549013
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2008-10-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 478
List Price: $45.00

Essential Skills—Made Easy!

Learn how to build dynamic, data-driven Web applications using PHP. Covering the latest release of this cross-platform, open-source scripting language, PHP: A Beginner's Guide teaches you how to write basic PHP programs and enhance them with more advanced features such as MySQL and SQLite database integration, XML input, and third-party extensions. This fast-paced tutorial provides one-stop coverage of software installation, language syntax and data structures, flow control routines, built-in functions, and best practices.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts—Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter

  • Ask the Expert—Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips

  • Try This—Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills

  • Notes—Extra information related to the topic being covered

  • Tips—Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things

  • Cautions—Errors and pitfalls to avoid

  • Self-Tests—Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

  • Annotated Syntax—Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated