Category Archives: PHP

Learn to Build with PHP – A Crash Course

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Whatever your motivation, this book aims to teach you the basics of the PHP programming language.  What was your favorite subject at school? If you’re anything like me, […]

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PHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 All-in-One For Dummies–Free Sample Chapters

Get the basics on four key web programming tools in one great book! PHP, JavaScript, and HTML5 are essential programming languages for creating dynamic websites that work with the MySQL database. PHP and MySQL provide a robust, easy-to-learn, open-source solution for creating superb e-commerce sites and content management. JavaScript and […]

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The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide To Building Testable PHP Applications

Learn how to create testable code from a grumpy programmer. "The Grumpy Programmer's Guide To Building Testable PHP Applications" gives you a solid introduction to the concepts a PHP programmer needs to master in order to write code that can easily be tested using today's powerful automated testing tools.  Chris Hartjes has […]

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D3 Tips and Tricks — Free 366 Page eBook

Interactive Data Visualization in a Web Browser. D3.js can help you make data beautiful. D3 Tips and Tricks is a book written to help those who may be unfamiliar with JavaScript or web page creation get started turning information into visualization. Data is the new medium of choice for telling […]

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PHP 5 Power Programming

In this book, PHP 5’s co-creator and two leading PHP developers show you how to make the most of PHP 5’s industrial-strength enhancements in any project–no matter how large or complex. Their unique insights and realistic examples illuminate PHP 5’s new object model, powerful design patterns, improved XML Web services […]

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Thinking Web: Voices of the Community–Free 228 Page Preview

Early in 2010 a forum staff member suggested to me that we do something to tap into the vast wealth of knowledge lying dormant in the SitePoint community. The answer was obvious – a collaborative book. “A committee was formed and the project was up and running before I had […]

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HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World – Free 119 Page Preview

Learn essential skills in the latest and greatest web technology while being creative and having fun! Why should you learn HTML5 & CSS3? It works on just about every platform, is compatible with older browsers, and handles errors gracefully. You can create powerful, easy-to-maintain, future-proof web pages. Many common tasks […]

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Host Your Web Site in the Cloud – Free 104 Page Preview!

Host Your Web Site in the Cloud is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your web applications. Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught. You’ll have the confidence to withstand a traffic surge without melting your […]

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Learn To Speak Internet: Guide to xHTML

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Well, haven’t you ever wanted to have your own website? Or make your own game? This guide will give you a taste of that powerful world. xHTML is […]

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SOA and WS-BPEL: Free 316 Page eBook

Build and deploy your own service-oriented application using open-source products PHP and ActiveBPEL engine, as described in this easy-to-follow tutorial eBook. Web services, while representing independent units of application logic, of course, can be used as stand-alone applications fulfilling requests from different service requestors. However, the real power of web […]

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Introduction to Web Applications Development

This 376 page eBook "Introduction to Web Applications Development", starts with an introduction to the internet, including a brief history of the TCT/IP protocol and World Wide Web. It defines the basic concepts for web servers and studies the case of Apache, the most used webserver, while other free software […]

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The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide To Building Testable PHP Applications

Learn how to create testable code from a grumpy programmer. "The Grumpy Programmer's Guide To Building Testable PHP Applications" gives you a solid introduction to the concepts a PHP programmer needs to master in order to write code that can easily be tested using today's powerful automated testing tools.  Chris Hartjes has […]

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Debugging PHP: Advanced Techniques

Debug your PHP code efficiently with a variety of client and server-side tools. In this concise course for experienced PHP developers, author Jon Peck demonstrates how to leverage PHP’s built-in tools, as well as the Xdebug and Firebug extensions, and FirePHP libraries to improve the quality of your code and […]

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Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP

Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP with David Gassner describes how to install and configure Apache HTTP server, MySQL database server, and PHP, known as the AMP stack, on a local development computer. Chapters are devoted to multiple installation approaches: installing the components separately on both Windows and Mac (including coverage […]

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