Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems by William SteinmetzWicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems by William Steinmetz

Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

byWilliam Steinmetz, Brian Ward

Paperback | February 1, 2008

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Instead of starting at "Hello World,"Wicked Cool PHPassumes that you're familiar with the language and jumps right into the good stuff. After you learn the FAQs of life-the most commonly wished for PHP scripts-you'll work your way through smart configuration options and the art of forms, all the way through to complex database-backed scripts.

Wicked Cool PHPcontains a wide variety of scripts to process credit cards, check the validity of email addresses, template HTML, and serve dynamic images and text. The 76 easily implemented scripts will also teach you how to:

  • Send and receive email notifications
  • Track your visitors' behavior with cookies and sessions
  • Override PHP's default settings
  • Manipulate dates, images, and text on the fly
  • Harness SOAP and other web services
  • Create an online poll, ecard delivery system, and blog

    But it's not all fun and games: Security is a big concern when programming any web application. So you'll learn how to encrypt your confidential data, safeguard your passwords, and prevent common cross-site-scripting attacks. And you'll learn how to customize all of the scripts to fit your own needs.

    Dynamic Web content doesn't have to be difficult. Learn the secrets of the craft from two experienced PHP developers withWicked Cool PHP.

  • William Steinmetz is the author of LAN Party: Hosting the Ultimate Frag Fest (Wiley) and co-author of Paint Shop Pro for Dummies (IDG). He is the webmaster and editor of StarCityGames.com, where traffic has quadrupled as a result of the changes he designed and implemented, all using PHP.
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    Title:Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.64 inPublished:February 1, 2008Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1593271735

    ISBN - 13:9781593271732

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    Table of Contents

    • WICKED COOL PHP.
    • INTRODUCTION
    • Chapter 1: THE FAQS OF LIFE—THE SCRIPTS EVERY PHP PROGRAMMER WANTS (OR NEEDS) TO KNOW
    • Chapter 2: CONFIGURING PHP
    • Chapter 3: PHP SECURITY
    • Chapter 4: WORKING WITH FORMS
    • Chapter 5: WORKING WITH TEXT AND HTML
    • Chapter 6: WORKING WITH DATES
    • Chapter 7: WORKING WITH FILES
    • Chapter 8: USER AND SESSION TRACKING
    • Chapter 9: WORKING WITH EMAIL
    • Chapter 10: WORKING WITH IMAGES
    • Chapter 11: USING cURL TO INTERACT WITH WEB SERVICES
    • Chapter 12: INTERMEDIATE PROJECTS
    • APPENDIX
    • COLOPHON