Steven Suehring is a technology architect and the author or editor of several popular technology books. Janet Valade is a technical writer, web designer, programmer, and systems analyst. She has conducted various tech seminars and written several books, including PHP & MySQL For Dummies, 4th Edition.
PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is kind of one-stop shopping for the information you need to get up and running with these tools and put them to good use. It’s divided into six handy minibooks that cover setting up your environment, PHP programming, using MySQL, security, PHP extensions, and PHP Web applications. They make it easy to create a Web site where visitors can sign on, use shopping carts, complete forms, and do business with your business.
It’s easy to find what you need in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to:Find and acquire all the tools you need and set up your development environment Build PHP scripts to make your Web site work Create a MySQL database that visitors can access Summarize and sort data results Design and implement user access control Build a shopping cart application Create extensions that make your site more useful
With PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by your side, you’ll be a Web site guru before you know it!
Though not version-specific, this book is an ideal read if you have had some grounding in Perl basics and now want to move into the world of web application development. Author Steve Suehring emphasizes the security implications of Perl, drawing on years of experience teaching readers how to think safe, avoid common pitfalls, and produce well-planned, secure code.