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Professional LAMP Linux Apache MySQL and PHP Web Development

by Jason Gerner, Morgan Owens, Elizabeth Naramore, and Matt Warden

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Book Description
  • The combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP is popular because of interaction, flexibility, customization, and-most importantly-the cost effectiveness of its components
  • Helps LAMP professionals take their skills to the next level with in-depth discussions of OOP; extensions of PHP such as PEAR, GD, XML, and CURL; improving site security; and advanced tools available to the coder
  • Those proficient in other languages such as Java, C++, Perl and ASP will find this guide invaluable when transitioning to the LAMP environment
  • The Web site includes sample scripts created in the course of each chapter, and several applications that can be modified and reused

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The amazing combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) enjoys increasing popularity because of the interaction, flexibility, customization, and cost effectiveness of its components. In turn, LAMP has proven to be one of the fastest-growing ways to develop enterprise-level web applications. As the first book to address the LAMP module in its entirety at the professional level, this resource will help you take your web sites to the next level.

The authors encourage you to think out of the box so you can discover great new ideas for future applications that you might wish to write, or revisit some of your old code with new efficiency and power. After reading this book, you will be able to conquer any LAMP obstacle with confidence.

What you will learn from this book

  • What's new in PHP 5.0
  • How to configure PHP for optimal performance
  • Different Apache tips and tricks
  • Ways to use AJAX and PHP
  • Various MySQL queries
  • How to transition from other programming languages
  • Tips for using PEAR, GD, XML, and CURL
  • Ways to improve site security

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to advanced LAMP professionals. Basic concepts regarding each of the four modules is assumed. Those proficient in other computer languages such as Java, C++, Perl, and ASP will find this guide invaluable when transitioning to the LAMP environment.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author
Jason Gerner currently spends his days working as a web developer in Cincinnati and burns free time complaining about lack of support for web standards and abusing XML. He can often be found lurking in the PHPBuilder.com discussion forums, where he is a moderator.

Elizabeth Naramore earned her B.S. in Organizational Behavior from Miami University (Ohio) and has been developing websites since 1997. Her main focus has been on PHP/MySQL, e-commerce, and freelance writing and teaching. Her writing can be seen in PHPBuilder.com and International PHP Magazine. She is a proud member of OINK-PUG (Ohio, Indiana, Northern Kentucky PHP Users Group) and she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two small children. After graduating from the University of Auckland with a mathematics degree no one was interested in,

Morgan L. Owens knocked around the IT industry, becoming a backend web developer and programmer for web-based applications for both intranet and Internet environments. He still lives in Auckland but suggests that for the right career he might—might—consider moving.

Matt Warden has been developing web-based applications for over six years. His work has primarily focused on designing and implementing LAMP applications for other businesses to use internally to increase productivity. Recently, Matt has been using AJAX to offer a web-based alternative to productivity gains typically only available with native desktop solutions. Currently, Matt is a lead developer at Signal US Communications in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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