Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, 2nd Edition

Learn how to build interactive, data-driven websites—even if you don’t have any previous programming experience. If you know how to build static sites with HTML, this popular guide will help you tackle dynamic web programming. You’ll get a thorough grounding in today’s core open source technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS.

Explore each technology separately, learn how to combine them, and pick up valuable web programming concepts along the way, including objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management. This book provides review questions in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned.

  • Learn PHP essentials and the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
  • Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML features
  • Learn JavaScript fundamentals, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model
  • Pick up CSS basics for formatting and styling your web pages
  • Turn your website into a highly dynamic environment with Ajax calls
  • Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications
  • Explore a working example that brings all of the ingredients together

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Dynamic Web Content
Chapter 2. Setting Up a Development Server
Chapter 3. Introduction to PHP
Chapter 4. Expressions and Control Flow in PHP
Chapter 5. PHP Functions and Objects
Chapter 6. PHP Arrays
Chapter 7. Practical PHP
Chapter 8. Introduction to MySQL
Chapter 9. Mastering MySQL
Chapter 10. Accessing MySQL Using PHP
Chapter 11. Form Handling
Chapter 12. Cookies, Sessions, and Authentication
Chapter 13. Exploring JavaScript
Chapter 14. Expressions and Control Flow in JavaScript
Chapter 15. JavaScript Functions, Objects, and Arrays
Chapter 16. JavaScript and PHP Validation and Error Handling
Chapter 17. Using Ajax
Chapter 18. Introduction to CSS
Chapter 19. Advanced CSS with CSS3
Chapter 20. Accessing CSS from JavaScript
Chapter 21. Bringing It All Together

Appendix A. Solutions to the Chapter Questions
Appendix B. Online Resources
Appendix C. MySQL’s FULLTEXT Stopwords
Appendix D. MySQL Functions

Book Details

  • Paperback: 584 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449319262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449319267
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