This compact, concise book shows you how to create PHP Command Line Interface (CLI) scripts, including SAPI and more. Learn to quickly create useful and effective Command Line software and scripts using the worlds most popular native web scripting language, PHP. Enjoy the benefits of writing CLI scripts in PHP: Save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones. Save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language. Make money by providing your clients a full-stack service. What youll learn What the PHP CLI SAPI is How to use it to run PHP scripts off-line How to deal with user input and console output How to work with helper libraries and software What the differences are between programming for the web and for the CLI and more Who is this book for This book is for experienced PHP programmers and web developers. Rob Aley has been programming commercially and academically in a variety of programming languages, with over 10 years of PHP experience, since graduating in Computer Science from the University of Leeds in 1999. Having had a varied career working in industries from coffee to condoms, as well as doing freelance software development, Rob is now a Database Programmer at the University of Oxford working in healthcare related data analysis. He uses PHP almost exclusively now, out of choice. When hes not working or writing books, he spends time with his wife, three young children, and most importantly his cat.
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* One of the first books devoted solely to PHP security* Covers a wide swath of both defensive and proactive security measures, showing readers how to create captchas, validate email, fend off SQL injection attacks, and more* Methods discussed are compati
PHP is a server-side scripting language that enables you to develop dynamic sites that engage users in ways that are simply not possible using only HTML and CSS. PHP for Absolute Beginners takes a practical approach to teaching you how to build dynamic content for your website using PHP. You’ll quickly get started with practical PHP projects, learning how to build a dynamic image gallery. By the end of the book you’ll will have developed a personal blog complete with a password protected admin module. PHP for Absolute Beginners wont swamp you with every detail of the full PHP language up front – instead, you’ll be introduced to a small, versatile subset of PHP and learn to use it creatively to develop dynamic web sites. In the process you will learn to use variables, control structures, functions, and objects to your advantage. You will learn how to plan and create databases and how to organize your PHP scripts beautifully. At the end of the book, you will be a confident PHP user, ready to take the next steps in creating great websites. Jason Lengstorf is a 27-year-old turbogeek from Portland, OR. He started building websites in his late teens when his band couldn t afford to pay someone to do it, and he continued building websites after he realized his band wasn t actually very good. He s been a full-time freelance web developer since 2007, and expanded his business under the name Copter Labs, which is now a distributed freelance collective, keeping about 10 freelancers worldwide busy. He is also the author of PHP for Absolute Beginners and Pro PHP and jQuery.
Secure your PHP-based web applications with this compact handbook. Youll get clear, practical and actionable details on how to secure various parts of your PHP web application. Youll also find scenarios to handle and improve existing legacy issues. Is your PHP app truly secure? Lets make sure you get home on time and sleep well at night. Learn the security basics that a senior developer usually acquires over years of experience, all condensed down into one quick and easy handbook. Do you ever wonder how vulnerable you are to being hacked? Do you feel confident about storing your users sensitive information? Imagine feeling confident in the integrity of your software when you store your users sensitive data. No more fighting fires with lost data, no more late nights, your application is secure. Well, this short book will answer your questions and give you confidence in being able to secure your and other PHP web apps. What Youll Learn Never trust your users - escape all input HTTPS/SSL/BCA/JWH/SHA and other random letters: some of them actually matter How to handle password encryption and storage for everyone What are authentication, access control, and safe file handing and how to implement them What are safe defaults, cross site scripting and other popular hacks Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced PHP coders, programmers, developers. Ben Edmunds leads development teams to create cutting-edge web and mobile applications. He is an active leader, developer, and speaker in various development communities, especially the CodeIgniter and Laravel PHP framework communities. He has been developing software professionally for over 10 years and in that time has worked on everything from robotics to government projects. Lastly, hes a PHP Town Hall podcast co-host.
This pocket reference guide has been updated with the new PHP 7.0 release. It is a condensed, code-rich scripting and syntax handbook for the PHP scripting language. PHP 7 Quick Scripting Reference presents the essential PHP script in a well-organized format. You wont find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a Web scripting language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any PHP programmer or Web developer. In it, you will find a concise reference to the PHP 7 scripting language syntax. It includes short, simple and focused code examples and a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. What youll learn What is new in PHP 7 and how to get started with it What are variables, operators, strings, arrays, conditionals, loops and other language constructs How to group and reuse code with functions, methods and namespaces How to use object-oriented features such as classes, inheritance, abstract classes and interfaces How to import files and retrieve user data What are type declarations and type conversions How to test variables, create references and use overloading methods How to store user data with cookies and sessions How to deal with errors through error handling, exception handling and assertions Who this book is for This book is a handy, pocket quick scripting syntax reference for experienced PHP as well as perhaps other programmers and Web developers even new to PHP. Mikael Olsson is a professional web entrepreneur, programmer, and author. He works for an R&D company in Finland where he specializes in software development. In his spare time he writes books and creates websites that summarize various fields of interest. The books he writes are focused on teaching their subject in the most efficient way possible, by explaining only what is relevant and practical without any unnecessary repetition or theory.
Practical PHP and MySQL Website Databases is a project-oriented book that demystifies building interactive, database-driven websites. The focus is on getting you up and running as quickly as possible. In the first two chapters you will set up your development and testing environment, and then build your first PHP and MySQL database-driven website. You will then increase its sophistication, security, and functionality throughout the course of the book. The PHP required is taught in context within each project so you can quickly learn how PHP integrates with MySQL to create powerful database-driven websites. Each project is fully illustrated, so you will see clearly what you are building as you create your own database-driven website. You will build a form for registering users, and then build an interface so that an administrator can view and administer the user database. You will create a message board for users and a method for emailing them. You will also learn the best practices for ensuring that your website databases are secure. Later chapters describe how to create a blog, a product catalog, and a simple e-commerce site. You will also discover how to migrate a database to a remote host. Because you are building the interactive pages yourself, you will know exactly how the MySQL and PHP work, and you will be able to add database interactivity to your own websites with ease. Adrian West resigned as a chartered engineer and has been teaching in one form or another since 1982. He introduced computers into his work place in 1989 and taught the staff how to use them. For 13 years he has designed and produced websites for businesses and charities in his present location Colyton, Devon, UK. He served as a computer technician to about 100 locals. He stopped visiting and teaching people five years ago so that he could concentrate on his favourite occupation, designing websites. To avoid disappointing his former customers, he launched his free computer help website www.colycomputerhelp.co.uk. He also writes monthly computer help articles in two local magazines. Adrian is the author of Practical HTML5 Projects; Apress May 2012; ISBN-13: 978-1-4302-4275-8. Frustrated by over complicated MySQL manuals that assumed the reader would fill in the many gaps in the instructions, he researched, tested and developed a fully explained and simplified method to eliminate the difficulties he experienced; this book is the result.