Build Dynamic Web Sites Fast, with PHP and MySQL... Learn from Ten Ready-to-Run Applications! Suddenly, it’s easy to build commercial-quality Web applications using free and open source software. With this book, you’ll learn from ten ready-to-run working applications -- all backed by clear diagrams and screenshots, well-documented code, and simple, practical explanations! Leading open source author Jono Bacon teaches the core skills you’ll need to build virtually any application. You’ll discover how to connect with databases, upload content, create cascading tables, edit records, validate registrations, specify user security, create reusable components, use PEAR extensions, and even build Ajax applications. Working from complete examples on the DVD-ROM, you’ll create: Generic dynamic Web sites Blogs Discussion forums Shopping carts Auction sites Calendars FAQ systems Reusable components Content management systems News sites Get started in minutes! You’ll get easy-to-use Apache distributions with everything you’ll need: MySQL, PHP, and a whole lot more. It’s all completely preconfigured: just install on your current operating system, and you’re good to go!
Jono Bacon works for Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and is an established speaker, author, and regular contributor to the Open Source community. As an author, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks and the Official Ubuntu Book, and has written more than 400 published articles in more than 14 publications. Bacon has also contributed as a columnist for Linux Format, Linux User & Developer, and PC Plus, and is an O'Reilly Network weblog author. In addition, Bacon is a regular contributor to Open Source in a range of projects, a lead developer on the Jokosher (www.jokosher.org) project, and one of the co-founders of the popular LUGRadio (www.lugradio.org) podcast--a show with more than 15,000 listeners and an annual event that pulls visitors from around the world.