| Off The Beaten Track |
You don't have to look at the numbers any more to gauge PHP's popularity - a quick scan of the manual pages provides more than enough evidence that developers all over the world are taking the language to their hearts. As the manual's index demonstrates, a huge number of extensions are available for the language, many created and supported by independent programmers. Individually, each performs a specialized function; collectively, they have turned PHP into one of the most full-featured Web programming languages available today.
The bad thing about all this choice, though, is that it gets harder to separate the wheat from the chaff. And that's where today's article comes in - over the next few pages, I'm going to introduce you to some little-known, but nevertheless very useful functions, which offer you never-before-seen control over the output generated by your PHP scripts, and provide some interesting twists on the standard way of writing PHP code. Keep reading!
How to do Everything with PHP & MySQL
How to do Everything with PHP & MySQL, the best-selling book by Melonfire, explains how to take full advantage of PHP's built-in support for MySQL and link the results of database queries to Web pages. You'll get full details on PHP programming and MySQL database development, and then you'll learn to use these two cutting-edge technologies together. Easy-to-follow sample applications include a PHP online shopping cart, a MySQL order tracking system, and a PHP/MySQL news publishing system.
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