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Create MySQL database-driven Web sites and applications with PHP quickly and easily.
This step-by-step guide explains how to take full advantage of PHP's built-in support for MySQL and link the results of database queries to Web pages. You'll get full details on PHP programming and MySQL database development, and then you'll learn to use these two cutting-edge technologies together. Easy-to-follow sample applications include a PHP online shopping cart, a MySQL order tracking system, and a PHP/MySQL news publishing system.

Learn to:

  • Set up a PHP/MySQL development environment on Windows or UNIX
  • Edit database records and perform queries
  • Write PHP scripts and use variables, statements, and operators
  • Control access and privileges with the MySQL security system
  • Create reusable code with arrays and custom functions
  • Query a MySQL database with PHP
  • Use files, sessions, cookies, and external programs
  • Validate user input to maintain database integrity
  • Create a MySQL database and use SQL commands
  • Format query output for optimal results

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