Open Source Database Driven Web Development: A Guide For Information Professionals by Isaac Hunter DunlapOpen Source Database Driven Web Development: A Guide For Information Professionals by Isaac Hunter Dunlap

Open Source Database Driven Web Development: A Guide For Information Professionals

byIsaac Hunter Dunlap

Paperback | August 1, 2006

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Almost every organization seeks a simple means of managing, publishing and/or providing searchable web access to information. Written by a knowledgeable web developer, this book demonstrates the simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and versatility of designing database driven web applications with Open Source resources. Case studies of 'real world' implementations address both theoretical aspects and practical considerations of developing applications with the easy-to-use PHP scripting language and powerful MySQL relational database. Project organization and design issues are considered along with basic coding examples, accessibility standards and implementation advice.
  • Introduces popular Open Source database tools (MySQL/PHP) and basic development skills, bringing database driven technology within the reach of any web developer
  • Explores strategies for improving content management, web publishing and information access
  • Uses non-technical language and presents seven university library web database case studies
Isaac Hunter Dunlap is an experienced web developer who has created numerous database driven applications with Open Source technology. He is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Information Systems at Western Illinois University Libraries.
Title:Open Source Database Driven Web Development: A Guide For Information ProfessionalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.54 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1843341611

ISBN - 13:9781843341611

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Table of Contents

Weighty worlds of wonder: whats, whys and wherefores of the Web
The open source movement
Six reasons to consider open source
The database driven web
Building block I: cascading style sheets
Building block II: PHP
Building block III: relational databases
Building block IV: database design and normalisation
Building block V: MySQL
Standards and accessibility
In pursuit of accessibility
Web development planning
The dynamic duo
The indispensable function
Database driven web applications
Case studies

Editorial Reviews

.will provide just the kind of combined strategy, technological advice and practical coding examples to help get such projects under way and completed, even by non-specialists., Program.a very useful book, covering many different Open Source issues. I would definitely recommend this book., Ruth Rikowski, London Southbank Univerity, UKThe book is approachable, and so can be useful to both novice and the more experienced., Ruth Rikowski, London Southbank Univerity, UK