Thursday, February 19, 2009

Learning PHP 5 or Generation Myspace

Learning PHP 5

Author: David Sklar

PHP has gained a following among non-technical web designerswho need to add interactive aspects to their sites. Offering a gentle learning curve, PHP is an accessible yet powerful language for creating dynamic web pages. As its popularity has grown, PHP's basic feature set has become increasingly more sophisticated. Now PHP 5 boasts advanced features—such as new object-oriented capabilities and support for XML and Web Services—that will please even the most experienced web professionals while still remaining user-friendly enough for those with a lower tolerance for technical jargon.

If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the book you need. If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the book you need. With attention to both PHP 4 and the new PHP version 5, it provides everything from a explanation of how PHP works with your web server and web browser to the ins and outs of working with databases and HTML forms. Written by the co-author of the popular PHP Cookbook, this book is for intelligent (but not necessarily highly-technical) readers. Learning PHP 5 guides you through every aspect of the language you'll need to master for professional web programming results. This book provides a hands-on learning experience complete with exercises to make sure the lessons stick.

Learning PHP 5 covers the following topics, and more:

  • How PHP works with your web browser and web server
  • PHP language basics, including data, variables, logic and looping
  • Working with arrays and functions
  • Making web forms
  • Working with databases like MySQL
  • Remembering users with sessions
  • Parsing and generating XML
  • Debugging

Written by David Sklar, coauthor of the PHP Cookbook and an instructor in PHP, this book offers the ideal classroom learning experience whether you're in a classroom or on your own. From learning how to install PHP to designing database-backed web applications, Learning PHP 5 will guide you through every aspect of the language you'll need to master to achieve professional web programming results.

Table of Contents:
1Orientation and first steps1
2Working with text and numbers16
3Making decisions and repeating yourself33
4Working with arrays48
6Making web forms84
7Storing information with databases114
8Remembering users with cookies and sessions151
9Handling dates and times170
10Working with files192
11Parsing and generating XML210
13What else can you do with PHP?232
AInstalling and configuring the PHP interpreter255

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Generation Myspace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence: How Social Networking is Changing Friendship, Gossip, Sex, Drugs and Our Kids' Self-Esteem

Author: Candice M Kelsey

Does it seem like your teen can't tear herself away from friends on the computer screen (except to text them on her cell phone)? That's because MySpace, Facebook and YouTube are your son or daughter's life, not just another passing diversion. All that energy and time spent online is affecting your teen's life in countless ways, from sexual pressure and privacy to social standing and self-esteem.

Some schools are banning online networking sites, yet your child insists they're "no big deal." Who's right? Drawing on personal interviews with hundreds of teens, educator Candice M. Kelsey helps parents assess what they should—and shouldn't—be worried about when it comes to technology. A landmark book, Generation MySpace is the first guide to the new world of online adolescence, where you'll discover:

  • The Appeal of MySpace: How interaction becomes addictive, and how to stop it from taking control
  • Profiles, Adds, and Top 8 Popularity: How "friending" is redefining friendship
  • Baring It All: How kids as young as eleven are learning to market themselves—and why they're looking to celebrities and porn stars first
  • The Drug Connection: How social networking has made illicit substances easier for teens to get, and even easier to hide
  • From Predators to Cyber-Bullies: How to help your kids protect themselves

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