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Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript
With jQuery, CSS & HTML5 (Learning PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, CSS & HTML5)
Robin Nixon - 2018-06-12 (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 - 2015-12-04
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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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Head First Php & Mysql
A Brain-Friendly Guide
Lynn Beighley - 2011-11-17 (first published in 2008)
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If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS alone, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples, this book teaches you all the essentials of server-side programming, from the fundamentals of PHP...
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PHP Cookbook
Solutions & Examples for PHP Programmers
David Sklar - 2014-07-29 (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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Programming PHP
Creating Dynamic Web Pages
Kevin Tatroe - 2013-03-05 (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 & MySQL
Novice to Ninja
Kevin Yank - 2012-05-22 (first published in 2005)
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Product DescriptionPHP is an extremely popular open-source general purpose scripting language that’s particularly suited to server-side web development. As of 2007, PHP was used on some 20 million domains worldwide. It’s a very popular choice with the SitePoint community.The easiest, simplest and most fun way to get into server-side coding. All of ...
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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites
Visual QuickPro Guide
Larry Ullman - 2017-11-20
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Learn PHP and MySQL programming-- the quick and easy way! Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you step by step through advanced techniques for dynamic Web development using PHP and MySQL. - Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. - Essential reference guide keeps you coming back ag...
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PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming
Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition) (Visual QuickPro Guides)
Larry Ullman - 2012-09-23
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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 - 2015-03-01
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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 ...
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice by Matt Zandstra
Mastering PHP 7 by Branko Ajzele
Apache MySQL PHP Web Dvlpmnt AIO Dsk FD by Jeff Cogswell
Laravel by Matt Stauffer
PHP by LCF Publishing, Jamie Chan
PHP & MySQL by Jon Duckett
PHP & MySQL in easy steps by Mike McGrath
PHP by S. Holzner
PHP for the Web by Pearson India
PHP by Vikram Vaswani
PHP & MySQL by Brett McLaughlin
PHP in Action by Dagfinn Reiersol
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One by Julie C. Meloni
Professional CodeIgniter by Thomas Myer