Create MySQL database-driven Web sites and applications with PHP quickly and easily. This step-by-step guide explains how to take full advantage of PHP’s built-in support for MySQL and link the results of database queries to Web pages. You’ll get full details on PHP programming and MySQL database development, and then you’ll learn to use these two cutting-edge technologies together. Easy-to-follow sample applications include a PHP online shopping cart, a MySQL order tracking system, and a PHP/MySQL news publishing system.
- Set up a PHP/MySQL development environment on Windows or UNIX
- Write PHP scripts and use variables, statements, and operators
- Create reusable code with arrays and custom functions
- Use files, sessions, cookies, and external programs
- Create a MySQL database and use SQL commands
- Edit database records and perform queries
- Control access and privileges with the MySQL security system
- Query a MySQL database with PHP
- Validate user input to maintain database integrity
- Format query output for optimal results
About the author: Vikram Vaswani is the founder and CEO of Melonfire, a company specializing in Web development and content creation for a variety of clients. He is the author of MySQL: The Complete Reference.
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