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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition--New from SitePoint

Press release: May 18, 2012

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition

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Sebastopol, CA—SitePoint, the specialist web technology publisher of books (printed and electronic) and training resources publisher for web professionals, has just launched the 5th edition of its best-selling book PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (SitePoint, $39.95) by Kevin Yank. A whopping 500 pages, it takes readers step by step through the process of building their first database driven website, using 100% free software.

PHP is a very popular open-source scripting language, and recent stats from show over 25 million websites using it in their server-side web development.

"PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja has become the must-have resource for web designers and developers wanting to take the leap into server-side programming," explained SitePoint Co-founder Mark Harbottle. "In this comprehensive 5th edition, readers are taken step by step through the process of creating their own PHP and database driven website, without having to purchase any software."

Topics covered in PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja include:

  • Easy to follow PHP & MySQL tutorials with downloadable code snippets
  • PHP coding using correct syntax
  • Mastering database design with SQL, table construction and interaction
  • A crash course in Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and
  • How to develop an ecommerce platform from scratch
"As readers move through the process of developing an example project, the concepts involved are explained and demonstrated; it is highly approachable, and easy to follow" said Mr Harbottle.

"In PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, Kevin Yank shows readers how to use best practices and open source software to develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic," said Mr Harbottle. "He is one of the most highly regarded educators in PHP and MySQL, and is known for delivering up-to-the-minute techniques and strategies to web developers—from novices through to the masters."

He continued: "The updates in this 5th edition encompass Windows 7, Mac OS X Lion, and the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, XAMPP, and MAMP."

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About the Author

Kevin Yank has been building websites for over 15 years, and has produced numerous books, articles, courses, newsletters, and podcasts on the subject.

As well as PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, Kevin has co-authored 'Simply JavaScript' and 'Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong!', as well as significantly contributing to the SitePoint 'Tech Times' email newsletter and the SitePoint Podcast. Kevin has a passion for making web technology easy to understand for anyone.

View Kevin Yank's full profile page.

Additional Resources
PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja is available right now in printed and ebook formats. To download free sample chapters and view the table of contents, visit:

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition
Publisher: SitePoint
By Kevin Yank
Print ISBN: 9780987153081  
Pages: 380
Print Price: $39.95

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About SitePoint
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