The Joy of PHP

Introduction

The Joy of PHP book walks you through creating a website for Sam's Used Cars.  All the sample code in the book is conveniently created here.  To get started, you'll need to make sure that you have PHP and mySQL running on your machine.  Here are the links to get started. 

Getting Started

Prerequisites Free Code Editors

PC Users: Download WAMP

Mac Users: Download XAMP

 

Programmer's Notepad is a good all purpose editor

Dev-PHP is a PHP-specific editor

TextWrangler is a good editor for the Mac.

Following along with the lessons

Is PHP Running on my machine? What version? What extensions?   Check it here --> PHP Info Paget

A really simple PHP page --> simple.php

Database Related Scripts

Create the Cars Database (Before you can use this, you'll need to edit line 8 with your username and password)

Modify the Inventory Table (This script adds the Primary_Image column.  Again, edit line 8 with your username and password)

Create the Images Table (Again, edit line 8 with your username and password)

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