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PHP and script.aculo.us Web 2.0 Application Interfaces by Sridhar Rao

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Chapter 3. Server-side Techniques with PHP and MySQL

Finally, we have reached a point where we can connect the dots. We have learned about the fantastic Prototype, have seen an overview of script.aculo.us, and in this chapter we will explore the server-side techniques.

Some of the key topics that we will cover in this chapter are:

  • Server-side scripting with PHP

  • Database management using MySQL

  • User login management system

  • Creating tag clouds

Basic requirements

In this section, we will be looking at some of the basic and key requirements for working on web applications in Windows and Linux operating systems.

We will be learning about the PHP, MySQL, WAMP server (only for Windows), and phpMyAdmin applications.

Note

Throughout the book we will work with various ...

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