Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional
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These are exciting times for the open source movement, and perhaps no two projects better represent this development paradigm’s incredible level of progress than the PHP scripting language and PostgreSQL database server.
With over 22 million installations worldwide, PHP ranks among the most popular languages on the planet. Sporting an amazingly active community and an ever-improving array of capabilities, PHP’s future is perhaps brighter than ever despite recently celebrating its 10th birthday. PostgreSQL’s prospects are equally dazzling, with the version 8 release expanding its already impressive feature set and giving a whole new group of users the opportunity to become familiar with the project through the introduction of a native Windows port. Used together, PHP and PostgreSQL offer users an impressive platform for building high-powered Web applications. This book shows you how.
Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional helps you sort the substantive from the superfluous to begin creating PHP- and PostgreSQL-driven Web applications as quickly as possible. Based on the structure and material found in the bestselling title Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, now in its second edition (W. Jason Gilmore, Apress, 2006), both novice and seasoned PHP and PostgreSQL users alike will appreciate the comprehensive tutorial and reference hybrid format. You have traded hard-earned cash for this book, and therefore it only makes sense to the authors to present the material in a fashion that will prove useful not only the first few times you peruse it, but far into the future.
If you’re new to PHP, consider beginning with Chapter 1, because gaining fundamental knowledge of the language will be of considerable benefit when reading later chapters. If you know PHP but are new to PostgreSQL, consider beginning with Chapter 24. Intermediate and advanced readers are invited to jump around as necessary; after all, this isn’t a romance novel. Regardless of your reading strategy, we’ve attempted to compartmentalize the material found in each chapter so that you can quickly learn each topic without necessarily having to master other chapters beyond those that focus on the respective fundamentals.