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Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP teaches beginning and intermediate designers the fundamentals of creating complex Web applications. By covering both open source (PHP/MySQL) and proprietary tools (Microsoft ASP and Access), readers gain insight to the strengths and weaknesses of each. In addition, they learn how to work with both sets of tools and determine which works best for their projects. Practical examples, including a shopping cart and quiz show, are used to teach the basic concepts behind creating and testing database code. Every example is also provided in both PHP and ASP for easy comparison and use. With the knowledge and experience gained here, beginners will learn the fundamental concepts behind these two technologies, while more experienced developers will learn which technology works best for their specific needs. Exercises, questions, and projects are included with each chapter.

Whom this book is for

  • Students learning how to create databases for Web applications (some knowledge of HTML and JavaScript is assumed)
  • Beginner or intermediate Web designers who want to learn how to add database applications to their sites using either PHP or ASP tools

Topic Highlights

  • Basic Web technologies (HTML and JavaScript)
  • Client-side versus server-side programming
  • Database design and planning
  • SQL fundamentals
  • Form handling
  • Passing information using query strings
  • Cookies and session variables
  • Validating user input using regular expressions

About the Author

Jeanine Meyer, Mt. Kisco, NY, has a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University. She is currently an Associate Professor at Purchase College, SUNY, where she teaches computer science and New Media courses including Programming Games and Creating Databases for Web Applications. She is also the co-author of Multimedia in the Classroom and Programming Games using Visual Basic.




Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP
Creating Database Web Applications with PHP and ASP (Charles River Media Internet & Web Design)
ISBN: 1584502649
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 125
Authors: Jeanine Meyer

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