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Negus Live Linux Series Practical PHP and MySQL by Jono Bacon

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Chapter 7. Building an Online Auction Site

If you wander around the Internet, you will likely find only a handful of people who have never visited or used eBay. This popular auction site has become part and parcel of Internet life for many users, and an afternoon can be easily whiled away browsing for all sorts of items.

In this chapter, you will create your own auction site. Rather than creating a successor to eBay, the aim of this project is to teach you many of the concepts involved in coding an auction site. And many of these concepts come in handy when working with other projects. An example of this is the core feature of dealing with bids. You can apply the same logic used to deal with bidding to online voting sites, polls, quizzes, and more. ...

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