PHP: The Complete Reference (Programming & Web Dev – OMG)

Your One-Stop Guide to Web Development with PHP–Covers PHP 5.2

Build dynamic, cross-browser Web applications with PHP–the server-side programming language that’s taken the Internet by storm. Through detailed explanations and downloadable code examples, this comprehensive guide shows you, step-by-step, how to configure PHP, create PHP-enabled Web pages, and put every advanced development tool to work.

PHP: The Complete Reference explains how to personalize the PHP work space, define operators and variables, manipulate strings and arrays, deploy HTML forms and buttons, and process user input. You’ll learn how to access database information, track client-side preferences using cookies, execute FTP and e-mail transactions, and publish your applications to the Web. You’ll also get in-depth coverage of PHP’s next-generation Web 2.0 design features, including AJAX, XML, and RSS.

  • Install PHP and set up a customized development environment
  • Work with variables, operators, loops, strings, arrays, and functions
  • Integrate HTML controls, text fields, forms, radio buttons, and checkboxes
  • Accept and validate user-entered data from Web pages
  • Simplify programming using PHP’s object-oriented tools
  • Build blogs, guest books, and feedback pages with server-side file storage
  • Write MySQL scripts that retrieve, modify, and update database information
  • Set cookies, perform FTP transactions, and send e-mails from PHP sessions
  • Build AJAX-enabled Web pages
  • Draw graphics on the server
  • Create XML components and add RSS feeds

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3 Comments

Lee Howard on 09/16/2017 at 12:06 AM.

[NOT SO] Complete Reference

Anonymous on 09/16/2017 at 12:13 AM.

PHP, The Complete Reference may be a good book to start learning from. In addition, it does touch on most of the major topics.However, calling it “Complete” is a joke. I have been writing software for over 40 years, and this is the first language “reference” book I have found that does not fully describe the built-in functions supported by the language. For example, on pages 82-84 the author lists about 100 string functions in a 2 column table. The first column is the function name,…

Anonymous on 09/16/2017 at 12:37 AM.