PHP for Absolute Beginners by Jason Lengstorf

By Jason Lengstorf

Get began in internet improvement utilizing personal home page. whether you might have by no means programmed prior to, writer Jason Lengstorf introduces you to Hypertext Preprocessor by way of development a PHP-based running a blog web site whereas masking all of the sturdy coding practices and talents that you're going to want if you commence your personal projects.

  • Create websites with model 5.3 of personal home page
  • Learn reliable coding practices from the very starting
  • Learn how platforms like WordPress paintings

Jason Lengstorf takes a realistic method of educating you the way to construct a content material administration approach. you will dive into writing net functions and be guided by means of the author's supportive causes, instead of studying parts of the Hypertext Preprocessor language and viewing examples after.

PHP for Absolute Beginners starts off slowly and covers every little thing you must learn about starting net improvement utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor. Even the main green internet developer will locate this ebook accessible.

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Ini and locate the following lines to verify that magic_quotes_gpc is set to Off: ; Magic quotes for incoming GET/POST/Cookie data magic_quotes_gpc = Off Choosing a Development Kit Your development machine is now running all the necessary programs for programming with PHP. The next step is to decide how you’re going to write your scripts. exe and text-edit programs to highly specialized software development kits (SDKs) and integrated development environments (IDEs). Benefiting from SDKs and IDEs There’s nothing wrong with coding in a plain text editor, but using an SDK and/or IDE for development can bring you many benefits, including: 15 CHAPTER 1 SETTING UP THE PHP DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT • Syntax highlighting: This is the ability to recognize certain words in a programming language, such as variables, control structures, and various other special text.

Variable will not be expanded. Note Newline characters ( \n) don’t render in browsers. However, they are visible in the source code of the rendered page, which you can view by choosing View Source from the View menu of your browser. Double-Quote Syntax Strings encased in double quotes behave similarly to strings encased in single quotes but they interpret more special characters, including expanding variables. Tip Special characters like the new line character (\n) won’t affect browser output, but do affect command-line and source-code displays.

String contains a backslash (\). string uses a word. string escapes the $variable. Str ing Conc at e n ati on It’s often necessary to join two strings together in a script. ). php $foo = "This is a " . > 35 CHAPTER 2 UNDERSTANDING PHP: LANGUAGE BASICS This code creates the following output: This is a string. "; echo $foo . > This produces output identical to your previous script: This is a string. Heredoc Syntax Another option available for handling strings is heredoc syntax, which begins with <<< and an identifier that can be any combination of alphanumeric characters or underscores that don’t begin with a digit.

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