William Steinmetz / Brian Ward
Wicked Cool PHP
Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
PHP is an easy-to-use scripting language perfect for quickly creating the web features you need. Once you know the basics of how the language works, wouldn´t it be great to have a collection of useful scripts that solve those tricky problems and add interesting functionality to your site? We thought so, too.
Instead of starting at "Hello, world!", Wicked Cool PHP assumes that you´re familiar with the language and jumps right in to the good stuff. After you learn the FQAs of life -the most commonly wished-for PHP scripts- you´ll work your way through smart configuration options and the art of forms, all the way to complex database-backed scripts.
Wicked Cool PHP contains a wide variety of scripts to process credit cards, check the validity of email addresses, template HTML, and serve dynamic images and text. The 76 easily implemented scripts will also teach you how to:
- Send and receive email notifications
- Track your visitors´behavior with cookies and sessions
- Override PHP´s default settings
- Manipulate dates, images, and text on the fly
- Harness SOAP and other web services
- Create an online poll, e-card delivery system, and blog
But it´s not all fun and games. Security is a big concern when programming any web application, so you´ll learn how to encrypt your confidential data, safeguard your passwords, and prevent common cross-site scripting attacks. And you´ll learn how to customize all of the scripts to fit your own needs.
Dynamic web content doesn´t have to be difficult. Learn the secrets of the craft from two experienced PHP developers with Wicked Cool PHP.
Titel war ursprünglich mit ISBN 978-1-59327-102-6 angekündigt!
- + Webmasters running dynamic sites + Intermediate to advanced PHP programmers
William Steinmetz is the author of LAN Party: Hosting the Ultimate Frag Fest (Wiley) and co-author of Paint Shop Pro for Dummies (IDG). He is the webmaster and editor of StarCityGames.com, where traffic has quadrupled as a result of the changes he designed and implemented, all using PHP.
Brian Ward is the author of How Linux Works, The Book of VMware, and The Linux Problem Solver (all from No Starch Press).