Chapter 1

Designing an Object-Oriented Application


check Defining application requirements

check Designing the application database

check Creating application objects

check Designing and building an application layout

If you’ve been reading through this book in order, the previous five minibooks have walked you through the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and the MySQL database server. Now that you’ve seen all the pieces that are required to create a dynamic web application, this minibook puts them all together to actually create a dynamic web application!

Before you dive too deep into the coding, though, it’s a good idea to sit down and map out just what type of application you want to create. This chapter walks you through the process of designing a dynamic web application. First, it shows you how to obtain the functional requirements for the application. It’s important to know what you’re building before you start building it! Next, the chapter discusses building the database elements required for the application and how to build the PHP objects required to track the data. The chapter ...

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