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Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript
With jQuery, CSS & HTML5 (Learning PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, CSS & HTML5)
Robin Nixon - Jun 12, 2018 (first published in 2009)
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Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you'll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today's core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery ...
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The Joy of PHP
A Beginner's Guide to Programming Interactive Web Applications with PHP and mySQL
Alan Forbes - Dec 04, 2015
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Third Edition now with bonus chapters. Have you ever wanted to design your own website or browser application but thought it would be too difficult or just didn't know where to start? Have you found the amount of information on the Internet either too daunting or not geared for your skill set or worse-- just plain boring? Are you interested in lear...
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PHP Cookbook
Solutions & Examples for PHP Programmers
David Sklar - Jul 29, 2014 (first published in 2002)
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This cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that PHP programmers face regularly. With topics that range from beginner questions to advanced web programming techniques, PHP Cookbook, 3rd Edition contains practical code recipes for anyone who uses this scripting language to generate dynamic web content. Revised for PHP 5.4, this edition incl...
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PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming
Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition) (Visual QuickPro Guides)
Larry Ullman - Sep 23, 2012
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Readers can take their PHP skills to the next level with this fully revised and updated PHP Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide, Third Edition! Filled with fourteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by bestselling author and PHP programmer Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in ...
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Modern PHP
New Features and Good Practices
Josh Lockhart - Mar 01, 2015
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PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you'll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries.Author Josh Lockhart--creator of PHP The Right ...
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PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice
Matt Zandstra - Dec 20, 2016 (first published in 2007)
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Aided by three key elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and best practices, you'll learn how to develop elegant and rock solid systems using PHP.The 5th edition of this popular book has been fully updated for PHP 7, including replacing the PEAR package manager with Composer, and new material on Vagrant and PHP standards. It provides a ...
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Apache MySQL PHP Web Dvlpmnt AIO Dsk FD
Jeff Cogswell - Nov 21, 2003
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* Covers the entire open source Web platform known as LAMP, which includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, the basis for many dynamic data-driven Web sites * Seven convenient minibooks provide easy reference on open source and team development, working with Linux and Apache, automating Web sites with Perl, developing front-end applications with Tcl/...
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Programming PHP
Creating Dynamic Web Pages
Kevin Tatroe - Mar 05, 2013 (first published in 2002)
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This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms.If you have a working knowledge of HTM...
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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites
Visual QuickPro Guide
Larry Ullman - Jun 23, 2014 (first published in 2003)
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It hasn't taken Web developers long to discover that when it comes to creating dynamic, database-driven Web sites, MySQL and PHP provide a winning open-source combination. Add this book to the mix, and there's no limit to the powerful, interactive Web sites that developers can create. With step-by-step instructions, complete scripts, and expert tip...
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PHP in Action
Objects, Design, Agility
Dagfinn Reiersol - Jul 13, 2007
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To keep programming productive and enjoyable, state-of-the-art practices andprinciples are essential. Object-oriented programming and design help managecomplexity by keeping components cleanly separated. Unit testing helps preventendless, exhausting debugging sessions. Refactoring keeps code supple andreadable. PHP offers all this-and more.PHP in A...
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One by Julie C. Meloni