SitePoint is a popular web site for everything surrounding the internet and web design. They have just released "Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL, 4th Edition", an updated edition of their best-selling PHP beginners book.
"Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL" is a practical hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional database driven web site using PHP and MySQL. This book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers through to building a live, web-based content management system.
Authored by SitePoint's own Technology Director, Kevin Yank, the earlier editions were praised for their easy-to-read tutorial style, and this latest release is no exception.
"This book will suit anyone who knows HTML and is looking to take the next step in learning web development. Whether PHP becomes your first programming language, or whether you've been copying and pasting PHP code for years without fully understanding it, this book will give you a firm grasp of the fundamentals, and the confidence to build your own database driven web sites from scratch," explains Kevin.
This edition features a radically new approach to learning PHP, with a strong focus on writing the highest quality, most easily maintained code possible, even when building very simple scripts. Employers and clients expect a much more professional standard of work from PHP developers these days, and this new edition ensures that your skills will be up to scratch from the very first script that you write.
Kevin Yank is a world-renowned leader in web development. When not writing best sellers, Kevin is the Technical Director of sitepoint.com and editor of the popular SitePoint Tech Times newsletter.
Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL (4th Edition) is available right now in printed and PDF formats. To download free sample chapters and view the table of contents, visit: Kevin's page
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