Special Features: · Updated coverage of major releases of MySQL and PHP expected in 2008 – including unicode support, added XML Writer, namespace support, and more· On January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced its acquisition of MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of MySQL, one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases· MySQL is the leading open source database on the market, PHP continues to dominate the server side of the scripting market· MySQL and PHP together are the most popular and common team for creating dynamic, database driven web sites· In addition to extensive coverage of PHP and MySQL, this book offers coverage of key aspects of web development
About The Book: The PHP and MySQL Bible is a comprehensive tutorial and reference that covers all the basics of the latest releases of PHP and MySQL. It covers why users need PHP and MySQL, how to get started, how to add PHP to HTML, and how to connect HTML web pages to MySQL. The book offers an extensive tutorial for developing applications with PHP and MySQL. The authors bring extensive web experience to provide case studies, along with advanced topics such as exceptions and error handling, debugging, PEAR, security, HTTP, cookies, and OOP. Not only does this comprehensive book cover PHP and MySQL but offers in depth coverage of topics related to web development.