PHP is a very powerful scripting language specially designed to help developers create a highly featured Web application. MySQL is a fast and reliable database that very well integrates with PHP and is suited for dynamic applications.
The Joy of PHP Programming: A Beginner’s Guide to Programming Interactive Web Applications with PHP and MySQL
Author – Alan Forbes
It contains some basic HTML texts so that the absolute beginner can be known to it quickly and then goes to how PHP works. It starts with the easy stuff, like how to write and run simple PHP codes that modify web pages. It contains a series of exercises in every lesson to help you practice.
As the chapters expand, you will learn how to create a website for a used car dealership business. The approach is fun and challenging. A car dealership website needs to be a constantly changing one. HTML alone cannot handle such dynamic websites without help of PHP and mySQL.
We will work with the same website throughout the whole book.
We will keep adding features and modifying it according to the needs of the business. It keeps us engaged in a real time project. It provides you with two things.
One being an opportunity to apply what we’ve learned to a realistic scenario and other being a sense of accomplishment.
This confident approach will help you retain what you have learned. Using this approach is beneficial rather than merely reading dry syntax documentation.
Author: Robin Nixon
This book will teach how to create dynamic and effective websites. Anyone who is ready to learn the fundamentals related to responsive web pages should consider this book. It will teach you the basics of HTML5, PHP, MySQL,CSS, and JavaScrip. The book has virtually everything one needs to create web pages.
Both Front-end programming and Back-end(client side and server side) programming are covered in enough detail.
This book has enough detailed examples for one to understand the concepts, codes and reproduce them on their own machine. It is an excellent introduction to the basics of web design. It teaches us the necessary components for designing a very simple and functional website.
It is highly recommended to those who are eager to learn about web design.
It consists of clear and straightforward descriptions. It has a lovely layout and clear cut examples.
This book helps you in creating web pages that are more complex and dynamic than those you can build with only HTML and CSS. Head First PHP acts as a learning guide to help you build dynamic, and database-driven websites using MySQL and PHP.
This book covers all the fundamentals of server-side programming. Ranging from the fundamentals of coding of both languages to advanced topics such as form validation, cookies, session IDs, database queries and joins, content management, file I/O operations, and much more.
The book contains different examples which include a job board, a mailing list, and an online dating site. It will teach you how to make use of PHP and MySQL. If one is ready to create a truly dynamic website, “Head First PHP and MySQL” is the best way to do so.
It is easy to understand and if you follow the step-by-step instructions, PHP will be a cakewalk for you.
Both PHP and MySQL are widely used open-source technologies that are used
for developing database driven websites.
PHP and MySQL Web Development will show you how to use both these tools together to create effective and interactive web applications.
It lists the basics of PHP language and how to work with MySQL database. Then, it shows how to use PHP to interact with both the server and the database.
It’s amazing how the author has been able to capture the basics of PHP so clearly and in a descriptive manner. The web security section will enforce one how to view web application security related features at a different level. Learning PHP is very easy using this book.
This book really helps someone who wants to learn PHP. It doesn’t cover everything, however the content is enough for one to understand and work on the user management system.
Author: Kevin Tatroe
This book works well for beginners as it covers all the concepts. It is a helpful resource to learn more about PHP. I recommend this book for anyone who is new to backend coding. The first chapter covers the basics of server-side code. Throughout the book, you’ll also learn common coding terms like arrays, variables, functions, and some database tools.
If one has a working knowledge of HTML, the tips and examples of practical programming advice of the author will help you become a worth PHP programmer.
Author: Jon Duckett
This is a colored book with an introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS. This book is perfect for people who want to know a little bit of coding. This book takes an unique and different approach.
It makes us familiar with both HTML and CSS in a colored and interesting way. It makes use of information graphics and some lifestyle photography to make the book simple and engaging.
It is both a reference and how-to book.
It has more in-depth information yet it is very introductory. The book contains great colored examples. It has excellent explanations for every concept.
It teaches you both HTML and CSS3.
It helps you structure web pages and web sites.
It will teach you how to prepare images, audios, and videos. It will also teach you how to control typography and set layout.
Author : Jeffrey M. Cogswell
This book covers the whole open source Web platform knowledge of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is the basis for dynamic Web sites. It provides easy reference text on team development and open source. It includes working with Apache and Linux, developing front-end applications, automating websites using Perl.
Also includes creating dynamic Web pages using PHP, processing files with expressions and accessing web databases with MySQL.
This book truly covers all the seven topics in one. Each of the topics is very well explained in detail and that too in plain language to make it easy for you to understand.
Author: Julie C. Meloni
You can learn how to use PHP, MySQL, and Apache together. It helps you create dynamic and interactive websites/applications using the three. Using a simple and straightforward approach, each lesson follows step by step approach. It enables you to learn the fundamentals of PHP scripting, and MySQL databases.
Irrespective of the fact you run Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, there is an enclosed CD which includes a complete kit. The above will let you install the softwares one needs to set up a stable environment.
This book will teach you how to install and set up the scripting language, database system, and the Apache server. It will help you create dynamic websites, with forms and files. It helps you optimize the MySQL databases. It will teach you how to restrict access to your web applications and set up a secure web server.