本书是第4版，经过了全面的更新、重写和扩展，包括PHP 5.3最新改进的特性（例如，更好的错误和异常处理），MySQL的存储过程和存储引擎，Ajax技术与Web 2.0以及Web应用需要注意的安全问题。
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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.
PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server.
The final part of this book describes how to approach real-world projects and takes the reader through the design, planning, and building of several projects, including:
– User authentication and personalization
– Web-based email
– Social media integration
– Shopping cart
The fifth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP through versions 5.6 and 7, as well as features introduced in recent stable releases of MySQL.
Laura Thomson是Mozilla公司的高级软件工程师。之前，她是OmniTI公司和Tangled Web Design公司的合伙人。此外，Laura曾经在RMIT大学和波士顿顾问集团工作过。她获得了应用科学（计算机科学）的学士学位和工程学（计算机系统工程）学士学位。在她的空闲时间，她非常喜欢骑马，讨论免费软件和开源软件以及睡觉。
Luke Welling是OmniTI公司的一位Web架构师，他经常在一些国际会议（例如，OSCON， ZendCon， MySQLUC，HPCon，OSDC以及LinuxTag）中就开源和Web开发的话题发表演讲。
Laura Thomson is director of engineering at Mozilla Corporation. She was formerly a principal at both OmniTI and Tangled Web Design, and she has worked for RMIT University and the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) degree with honors.
Luke Welling is a software engineer and regularly speaks on open source and web development topics at conferences such as OSCON, ZendCon, MySQLUC, PHPCon, OSDC, and LinuxTag. He has worked for OmniTI, for the web analytics company Hitwise.com, at the database vendor MySQL AB, and as an independent consultant at Tangled Web Design. He has taught computer science at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) degree.