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Pro PHP-GTK acts as both a definitive reference and a hands-on tutorial to the PHP-GTK extension. The book couples the extension's key topics with practical examples to guide you through a real-world project: developing a database-driven client-side inventory manager. You’ll also learn how to integrate this feature with other emerging technologies like SOAP and RSS, and how to generate XML-based interfaces.
Clear Blogging (an Apress Technology in Action book) sets out to answer in non-technical terms what Blogging has to offer and why and how you should blog. If you’ve never read a blog, but you keep hearing that term on the news, Clear Blogging will show you why Blogging has shaken up Mainstream Media, and you can end up on CNN. If you’re just starting to read blogs, Clear Blogging is your native guide to the Blogosphere, covering how to get the best and most interesting information with the least amount of time and effort.
But those are the side courses: the main thrust of Clear Blogging is what you have to gain from Blogging, and how to go from your first post to being welcomed to the A List in your world.
Adapted from the strong selling Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce, this book is based on a proven and popular instructional model.
PostgreSQL, long the second most popular open source database in the world, has seen a significant resurgence in interest throughout 2005 due to software enhancements and considerable capital injections. It stands to reason already strong interest in this database will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
You will begin by learning how to install Rails and quickly create a product catalog interfaced with your choice of database technologies. Then you’ll discover how to build modern, Ajax-powered shopping carts and add useful features like customer feedback modules. Next you’ll learn how to integrate your application with open source packages like the Ferret full-text search engine, and how to interface with back-end electronic payment systems. You’ll also learn how to make your application work flawlessly with existing production systems using web services, and then ultimately deploy and tune your application for production use.
So you’ve picked this book up and youre wondering what exactly makes it different from all those other Apache books? There are hundreds of books about Apache; books that promise to unleash its power, provide a complete reference for it, or delve into the most miniscule corners of its functionality.
The problem is that none of them talks to the average web designer or developer. Most books on Apache are written by propellerheads for propellerheads. None of them explain how to configure Apache using plain language, giving examples that matter to you—but Apache Essentials does!
In Apache Essentials, I’ll show you how to install, configure, and maintain Apache. The key features that you’ll use on a daily basis will be emphasized. You’ll learn how to host secure (SSL) sites, optimize key Apache modules, use Apache with Perl and PHP, work with Server Side Includes (SSI), and take advantage of the information contained in log files.
By the time you’re done reading this book, you’ll be an Apache superstar!
Jacobs begins by presenting an overview of XMLits syntax, rules, vocabularies, and the hows and whys of validity. She also covers the current state of XML support in todays web browsers. Next, Jacobs covers all of the basic essential uses of XML. You’ll learn how to display XML data using CSS, and transform XML data using XSLT. You’ll even learn about dynamic XML scripting using the XML DOM.
The last part of the book covers advanced server-side XML uses in real-world applications, including displaying XML data in Flash, and XML-driven PHP and ASP.NET applications. And last but not least, Jacobs provides a perfect introduction to Ajax development.