Introduction

Welcome to PHP and MySQL Web Development. Within its pages, you will find distilled knowledge from our experiences using PHP and MySQL, two of the hottest web development tools around.

In this introduction, we cover

  • Why you should read this book

  • What you will be able to achieve using this book

  • What PHP and MySQL are and why they're great

  • What the new features of PHP 5.0 and MySQL 5.0 are

  • How this book is organized

Let's get started.

Why You Should Read This Book

This book will teach you how to create interactive websites from the simplest order form through to complex, secure e-commerce sites. What's more, you'll learn how to do it using open source technologies.

This book is aimed at readers who already know at least the basics of HTML and ...

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