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Overview

If you know HTML, this guide will have you building interactive websites quickly. You'll learn how to create responsive, data-driven websites with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript, regardless of whether you already know how to program. Discover how the powerful combination of PHP and MySQL provides an easy way to build modern websites complete with dynamic data and user interaction. You'll also learn how to add JavaScript to create rich Internet applications and websites. Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript explains each technology separately, shows you how to combine them, and introduces valuable web programming concepts, including objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management. You'll practice what you've learned with review questions in each chapter, and find a sample social networking platform built with the elements introduced in this book. This book will help you:

  • Understand 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 about JavaScript, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model

  • Use libraries and packages, including the Smarty web template system, PEAR program repository, and the Yahoo! User Interface Library

  • Make Ajax calls and turn your website into a highly dynamic environment

  • Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating Based on 12 Ratings

"Excellent Primer to A Bunch of Web Technologies" - by Maher Chamma on 05-FEB-2012
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Got a lot more than I expected with this book
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"Magnificent. Highly recommended." - by wrondon on 10-NOV-2011
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Great introduction to PHP, MySQL and Javascript. Kudos!. Excellent explanation and Demos.
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"Great Introduction!" - by R0b0t on 30-DEC-2010
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This is a very intuitive and easy to read introduction into PHP, MySQL and JavaScript.  Teaches the basics required to create projects that use all of these technologies together.  It does not refer much to any type of graphical design and sticks to language basics and essentials.


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"Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript, 1st Editon" - by Bukky on 21-APR-2010
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I must mention that I have not yet finished reading it, but there are very few books I've read that have captured my attention completely; reading line after line. I must say the book is complete. Many things I have not been able to put together has been explained in this book. it answers questions about each technology and it's application. great book. I can't say for the professional, but for a beginner, I'll definitely recommend this book.
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"A very friendly book for beginners." - by Shih-Chin Yang on 20-MAR-2010
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Hi, I am a beginner to learn dynamic web programming. This book is definitely for some one like me. Robin does a very good job of trying to put together critical components, including PHP, MySQL and JavaScript.

Keep up the good works!
Shih-Chin

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