PHP and MySQL Web Development teaches the reader to develop dynamic, secure, commerical Web sites. Using the same accessible, popular teaching style of the three previous editions, this book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the rapidly changing landscape of MySQL and PHP. This fourth edition incorporates changes in the 5.1 specs of PHP and MySQL, as well as reflecting new trends in Web development in general. Some new highlights include coverage of Ajax, social networking sites, security concerns, and the PEAR repository of PHP extensions and applications.
Luke Welling is a Security Analyst at OmniTI. He has been using PHP for nearly ten years. He is a regular speaker at open source conferences around the world. Laura Thomson is a former Principal at OmniTI, a consultancy specializing in scalable internet systems design and development. Prior to joining OmniTI, she had more than ten years experience in web development, IT consulting, and research. She has spoken at many conferences worldwide.