PHP and MySQL in easy steps will teach the user to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to: anyone who wants to begin producing data-driven web pages; web developers wanting to add database interaction to their web sites; the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP and MySQL to their skills set; the hobbyist who wants to begin creating scripts for upload to their own ISP; the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of server-side programming with PHP and MySQL. PHP & MySQL in easy steps demonstrates by example how to produce data-driven web pages using the powerful PHP scripting language and the popular free
MySQL database server. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively insert and extract data from databases for presentation on your web browser.
PHP & MySQL in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server, the PHP interpreter, and MySQL database server, to create an environment in which you can produce your very own data-driven server-side web pages. You will learn how to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Examples illustrate how to store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, and how to create an E-Commerce Shopping Cart.
This book assumes you have no previous experience of any programming or scripting language so is ideal for the newcomer to PHP and MySQL technologies.