A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 by W Jason GilmoreA Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 by W Jason Gilmore

A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0

byW Jason Gilmore

Paperback | January 10, 2001

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- Learn the fundamentals of PHP programming- no toy code here - Buid dynamic, database-drive Web sites - Lot of ready-to-use code for incorporation into your own Web site! In the fast-paced environment of Web development, developers are always looking for that special edge that can put them ahead of the competition. In recent years, PHP has stepped up to the forefront as the tool of choice for those wishing to build faster, robust and more scalable Web applications at a fraction of the cost of alternative technologies. W.J. Gilmore's A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 is a comprehensive guide to this latest versions of this popular open-source scripting language and the many roles it can play in web application development. A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 addresses experienced programmers and Web developers--no matter what language they are familiar with. The book begins with a rapid introduction to PHP's syntax and basic functionality, allowing readers to easily gain a general understanding of the language. The book then moves onto advanced issues like PHP's role in database manipulation, sessions and user-interactivity. The book also examines how PHP can work with XML, Javascript and the Component Object Model (COM). Gilmore fills the book with practical examples in addition to several projects that can be immediately incorporated into any Web site. A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 shows how to make the most of PHP's mighty capabilities and is invaluable to professional Web developers, regardless of their current level of PHP knowledge. About the Author W.J. Gilmore - W.J. Gilmore holds a B.S. in Computer Information Science from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Apress full-time, he was employed as an consultant, developer and technical writer for various organizations around the globe. He has also held positions as a Network Technician for The Ohio State Fisher College of Business and at an Internet Service Provider based out of Rome, Italy. W.J. is frequently published in a number of the Web's most popular Open Source related Websites, including Devshed, O'Reillynet, and Webreview.
W. Jason Gilmore is a web developer and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies large and small build amazing software solutions. He has been teaching developers from around the world about web development for over a decade, having written six books, including the bestselling Beginning PHP and MySQL,...
Title:A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0Format:PaperbackDimensions:453 pagesPublished:January 10, 2001Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1893115852

ISBN - 13:9781893115859

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book ! W.J. Gilmore's PHP textbook, 'A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0' (Apress, January 2001) has recently been released. Intended to jumpstart the reader on the quest towards PHP proficiency, W.J. delves into only those issues likely to be of immediate benefit to every PHP developer, ranging from basic language syntax to databasing, session-tracking, string-handling and forms-handling. A complete synopsis of topics covered in the book are shown in the Table of Contents : W.J. Gilmore has been developing PHP-powered applications since 1997, and is frequently published on the subject within some of the Web's most popular programmer's sites, including Devshed, O'Reillynet.com, Webreview and Zend.com. He has also been named to Zend's (http://www.zend.com) 'Who's Who' in the PHP Community for contributions to public education about the PHP language.
Date published: 2001-02-03

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