Step-by-step lessons for using PHP and MySQL in a unique book-and-video combination
Assuming no previous experience with PHP or MySQL, this book-and-video package is ideal reading for anyone who wants to go beyond HTML/CSS in order to provide clients with the most dynamic web sites possible. The approachable tone breaks down the basics of programming and PHP and MySQL in individual lessons starting with the installation of the programs necessary to run PHP. You begin with a static web site and then watch and learn as PHP functionality is added as you work through the lessons.
When working with databases, the MySQL database is introduced with demonstrations that show how to interact with it. The accompanying videos enhance your learning experience, as each lesson in the book is portrayed in the video exercises.
Getting started with PHP
Setting up your workspace
Adding PHP to a web page
Learning PHP syntax
Working with variables
Working with complex data
Repeating program steps
Learning about scope
Reusing code with functions
Introducing object-oriented programming
Using advanced techniques
Writing secure code
Creating and connecting to the
Using multiple tables
Preventing database security issues
Creating user logins
Turn the case study into a content management system
Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at
wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.