The important stuff you need to know:
- Get a running start. Write PHP scripts and create a web form right away.
- Learn the language. Get up to speed on PHP and SQL syntax quickly.
- Build a database. Use MySQL to store user information and other data.
- Make it dynamic. Create pages that change with each new viewing.
- Be ready for mistakes. Plan error messages to help direct users.
- Manage your content. Use the file system to access user data, including images and other binary files.
- Control operations. Create an administrative interface to oversee your site.
About the Author
Brett McLaughlin has become one of the most well-known authors and programmers in the Java and XML communities. He’s worked for Nextel Communications, implementing complex enterprise systems, at Lutris Technologies, actually writing application servers, and most recently at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he continues to write and edit books that matter. His most recent book, “Java 5.0 Tiger: A Developer’s Notebook”, was the first book available on the newest version of Java, and his classic Java and XML remains one of the definitive works on using XML technologies in Java.