PHP and MySQL
are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP
is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL
is a fast, reliable database
that integrates well with PHP
and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.
This practical, hands-on book includes numerous examples that demonstrate common tasks such as authenticating users, constructing a shopping cart, generating PDF documents and images dynamically, sending and managing email, facilitating user discussions, connecting to Web services using XML, and developing Web 2.0 applications with Ajax-based interactivity.