Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2/e

Hugh E. Williams, David Lane

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-06-08
  • 定價: $1,650
  • 售價: 6.0$990
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 680
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596005431
  • ISBN-13: 9780596005436
  • 相關分類: MySQLPHP 程式語言SQL
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There are many reasons for serving up dynamic content from a web site:to offer an online shopping site, create customized information pages for users, or just manage a large volume of content through a database. Anyone with a modest knowledge of HTML and web site management can learn to create dynamic content through the PHP programming language and the MySQL database. This book gives you the background and tools to do the job safely and reliably.

Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition thoroughly reflects the needs of real-world applications. It goes into detail on such practical issues as validating input (do you know what a proper credit card number looks like?), logging in users, and using templates
to give your dynamic web pages a standard look.

But this book goes even further. It shows how JavaScript and PHP can be used in tandem to make a user's experience faster and more pleasant. It shows the correct way to handle errors in user input so that a site looks professional. It introduces the vast collection of powerful tools available in the PEAR repository and shows how to use some of the most popular tools.

Even while it serves as an introduction to new programmers, the book does not omit critical tasks that web sites require. For instance, every site that allows updates must handle the possibility of multiple users accessing data at the same time. This book explains how to solve the problem in detail with locking.

Through a sophisticated sample application--Hugh and Dave's Wine Store--all the important techniques of dynamic content are introduced. Good design is emphasized, such as dividing logic from presentation. The book introduces PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 features, while providing techniques that can be used on older versions of the software that are still in widespread use.

This new edition has been redesigned around the rich offerings of PEAR. Several of these, including the Template package and the database-independent query API, are fully integrated into examples and thorougly described in the text. Topics include:

  • Installation and configuration of Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Unix®, Windows®, and Mac OS® X systems
  • Introductions to PHP, SQL, and MySQL administration
  • Session management, including the use of a custom database for improved efficiency
  • User input validation, security, and authentication
  • The PEAR repository, plus details on the use of PEAR DB and Template classes
  • Production of PDF reports

Table of Contents


1. Database Applications and the Web
     The Web
     Three-Tier Architectures

2. The PHP Scripting Language
     Introducing PHP
     Conditions and Branches
     Working with Types
     User-Defined Functions
     A Working Example

3. Arrays, Strings, and Advanced Data Manipulation in PHP
     Regular Expressions
     Dates and Times
     Integers and Floats

4. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with PHP 5
     Classes and Objects
     Throwing and Catching Exceptions

5. SQL and MySQL
     Database Basics
     MySQL Command Interpreter
     Managing Databases and Tables
     Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Data
     Querying with SQL SELECT
     Join Queries
     Case Study: Adding a New Wine

6. Querying Web Databases
     Querying a MySQL Database Using PHP
     Processing User Input
     MySQL Function Reference

     Core Components

8. Writing to Web Databases
     Database Inserts, Updates, and Deletes
     Issues in Writing Data to Databases

9. Validation with PHP and JavaScript
     Validation and Error Reporting Principles
     Server-Side Validation with PHP
     JavaScript and Client-Side Validation

10. Sessions
     Introducing Session Management
     PHP Session Management
     Case Study: Using Sessions in Validation
     When to Use Sessions
     PHP Session API and Configuration

11. Authentication and Security
     HTTP Authentication
     HTTP Authentication with PHP
     Form-Based Authentication
     Protecting Data on the Web

12. Errors, Debugging, and Deployment
     Common Programming Errors
     Custom Error Handlers

13. Reporting
     Creating a Report
     Producing PDF
     PDF-PHP Reference

14. Advanced Features of Object-Oriented Programming in PHP 5
     Working with Class Hierarchies
     Class Type Hints
     Abstract Classes and Interfaces
     Freight Calculator Example

15. Advanced SQL
     Exploring with SHOW
     Advanced Querying
     Manipulating Data and Databases
     Automating Querying
     Table Types
     Backup and Recovery
     Managing Users and Privileges
     Tuning MySQL

16. Hugh and Dave's Online Wines: A Case Study
     Functional and System Requirements
     Application Overview
     Common Components

17. Managing Customers
     Code Overview
     Customer Validation
     The Customer Form

18. The Shopping Cart
     Code Overview
     The Winestore Home Page
     The Shopping Cart Implementation

19. Ordering and Shipping at the Online Winestore
     Code Overview
     Credit Card and Shipping Instructions
     Finalizing Orders
     HTML and Email Receipts

20. Searching and Authentication in the Online Winestore
     Code Overview
     Searching and Browsing

A. Linux Installation Guide

B. Microsoft Windows Installation Guide

C. Mac OS X Installation Guide

D. Web Protocols

E. Modeling and Designing Relational Databases

F. Managing Sessions in the Database Tier

G. Resources

H. The Improved MySQL Library