|SitePoint Publishes PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition
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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 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 trends.builtwith.com 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." For more information, visit sitepoint.com or oreilly.com.
Additional information: PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition