11. Web Application Development

The preceding two chapters focus on using PHP and MySQL together (which is, after all, the primary point of this book). But there’s still a lot of PHP-centric material to be covered. Taking a quick break from using PHP with MySQL, this chapter covers a handful of techniques that are often used in more complex web applications.

The first topic covered in this chapter is sending email using PHP. It’s a very common thing to do and is surprisingly simple (assuming that the server is properly set up). After that, the chapter has examples that cover: handling ...

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