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Chapter 2. Getting Started with PHP and MySQL

As the proud owner of Practical PHP and MySQL or a prospective owner rifling though it in a bookstore—you will be pleased to know that this book consists of a number of real-world Web applications that are built from scratch. Although the main focus of the book is to teach you how to create these applications, it is important to review some of the introductory aspects of learning PHP and MySQL. This chapter provides a quick primer.

The intention of this chapter is not to be exhaustive, but to provide a solid introduction to PHP and MySQL—enough to get you started writing applications. Many PHP and MySQL books spend most of the time discussing abstract concepts that don’t relate in any way, and you can ...

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