Web Application Design and Implementation: Apache 2, PHP5, MySQL, JavaScript, and Linux/UNIX

  • 4h 56m
  • Steven A. Gabarró
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

This text allows readers to gain the core programming knowledge needed to build a database-driven Web site using a step-by-step approach. Each stage of Web site development is carefully explained, from installation to production of the site. The book, based on a course developed by the author, features a carefully constructed organization that shows readers how to begin creating Web pages, and then incrementally add greater functionality as they progress through the text.

A key strength of this book is its use of multiple programming languages and applications. By selecting among the best options from HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Apache, and Linux/UNIX, readers learn to develop Web sites that are specifically tailored to meet their needs.

Brief chapters, each focusing on one core theme, are designed to allow readers to learn at their own pace. Among the key chapters is one dedicated to teaching how to install a Web server with all the required modules to run the scripts presented in the book.

  • Examples are used extensively throughout, illustrating key concepts and techniques
  • Author draws from his own extensive experience to offer expert tips and point out pitfalls to avoid
  • Exercises help readers put their knowledge into practice
  • The examples, as well as sample solutions to the exercises, are posted online to give readers more opportunity to work with the scripts

With its step-by-step approach, this book is ideally suited for anyone who wants to learn how to create complete Web sites. No previous knowledge of any programming language is needed. For experienced Web designers, the book will bring their programming skills to a higher level by enabling them to create dynamic pages linked to a database.

About the Author

Steven A. Gabarró, MSc, is a member of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology. He created the first Web programming course at Stevens in 2003, a course which is now considered one of the most instructive computer science elective courses by students and fellow faculty. The success of the course became the drive to create this book.

In this Book

  • Fundamentals
  • The Different Approaches of Web Programming
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Work Environment
  • PHP—A Server-Side Scripting Language
  • PHP Arrays and Flow of Control
  • Using Files, Folders, and Strings in PHP
  • PHP5 and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Creating Some Interactivity
  • Making Cleaner Code and Output
  • Using Databases
  • Using PhpMyAdmin
  • Creating Database-Driven Websites with PHP/MySQL
  • JavaScript—A Client-Side Scripting Language
  • Programming the Browser
  • Windows and Frames
  • String Manipulations Revisited
  • JavaScript and DHTML
  • Putting It All Together!
  • Bibliography