A guide to PHP programming covers such topics as mixing PHP and HTML, variables and operators, file systems, database tables, user authentication, contacts, and sessions.
"PHP 5 Fast & Easy Web Development" is an update to the highly successful edition covering version 4 (193184187X). Following the same format, this book includes easy-to-follow instructions and a multitude of actual screen shots. It also includes complete coverage of version 5 updates, including enhanced internal scripting engine, improved OO framework, new Object model, the SQLite embedded database engine, and XML support. It includes coverage of the final version of PHP 5 and is not based on the beta. This comprehensive book also includes coverage of Apache and MySQL, a basic PHP language reference, and MySQL language primer. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of PHP 5 using step-by-step instructions for creating a simple database and sample table.