Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in PHP Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Amazon Alexa: The Complete User Manual - Tips, Tricks & Skills for Every Amazon Alexa Device (Alexa Amazon Echo)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

UPDATED 2020 - 2021 Edition Discover EVERYTHING that Alexa can do! The perfect companion guide for every Alexa enabled device including: Amazon Echo Amazon Echo Dot Amazon Echo Plus Amazon Echo Show Amazon Echo Show 5 & 8 Amazon Fire Tablets Amazon Fire TVs This guide is full of tips and tricks as well as clear step by step instructions on how to setup and use ALL of Alexa's features. Discover: Alexa App Basics Watching Amazon Video Watching Movie Trailers Controlling Fire TV Controlling Dish TV Listening to Music Listening to Audio Books Shopping Lists & To-do Lists Reminders, Alarms & Timers Alexa Skills Smart Home Devices Asking Questions Check and Manage Your Calendar Find Local Businesses and Restaurants Find Traffic Information Weather Information Go to the Movies Hear the News Sports Shop Amazon Calls and Messaging And all other Alexa Settings

  • Author: CJ Andersen
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1730771743
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches


2. Building Web Apps with WordPress: WordPress as an Application Framework

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

WordPress is much more than a blogging platform. If you have basic PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience you can use WordPress to develop fast, scalable, secure, and highly customized web apps, mobile apps, web services, and multisite networks of websites. Along with core WordPress functions and database schema, you’ll learn how to build custom plugins, themes, and services for just about any kind of web or mobile application. In this updated second edition, Brian Messenlehner and Jason Coleman cover new features and functionality added to WordPress up to version 5.4. All code examples in the book are available on GitHub. Compare WordPress with traditional app development frameworks Use themes for views and plugins for backend functionality Get suggestions for choosing or building WordPress plugins Register custom post types (CPTs) and taxonomies Manage user accounts and roles, and access user data Build asynchronous behaviors with jQuery Use WordPress to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android Integrate PHP libraries, external APIs, and web service plugins Collect payments through ecommerce and membership plugins Learn how to speed up and scale your WordPress app Extend the WordPress REST API and create custom endpoints Learn about WordPress Gutenberg blocks development

  • Author: Brian Messenlehner
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (December 11, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


3. Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript: With jQuery, CSS & HTML5 (Learning PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, CSS & HTML5)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Build interactive, data driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers. Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries Use the MySQLi extension, PHP’s improved MySQL interface Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user Manage cookies and sessions and maintain a high level of security Enhance the JavaScript language with jQuery and jQuery mobile libraries Use Ajax calls for background browser server communication Style your web pages by acquiring CSS2 and CSS3 skills Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas element Reformat your websites into mobile web apps

  • Author: Robin Nixon
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 5th edition (June 19, 2018)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1491978917
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches


4. PHP: Learn PHP in One Day and Learn It Well. PHP for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project Book 6)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Learn PHP Fast and Learn It Well. Master PHP Programming with a unique Hands-On Project New Book by Best Selling Author Jamie Chan. Book 6 of the Learn Coding Fast Series. Do you want to learn PHP fast but are overwhelmed by all the information you find online? Or perhaps you have completed numerous PHP tutorials but are still unsure how everything works together. This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning PHP from lengthy books, expensive online courses or fragmented PHP tutorials. This book covers all the major topics in PHP and is written in a concise and to the point manner. In addition, you'll be guided through a project at the end of the book where you get to apply the concepts learned and see how it all ties together. What this book offers... PHP for Beginners Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master PHP even if you have never coded before. Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual; no fluff or unnecessary details. Careful selection of topics Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to PHP. These topics include HTML form handling, security management (prevention of XSS and SQL injection), object-oriented programming, error and exception handling techniques, databases and more. Carefully Chosen PHP Examples Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples is provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples. How is this book different... The best way to learn programming is by doing. This book includes a complete project at the end of the book where you get to build a mini-blog using PHP and MySQL. Working through the project gives you a chance to see how everything works together, including how to set up your servers, create a database, connect to it, process forms, manage security issues, handle errors and exceptions and more. Completing the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it'll also help you retain the knowledge you've learned and master the language. Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of PHP coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now. Pre-requisites: Note that this book requires basic knowledge of HTML and SQL. What you'll learn: - What is PHP - What software do you need to run PHP scripts - How to set up your own server - What are constants, variables and operators - What are the common data types in PHP - How to control the flow of your PHP program using If statements, while loops etc - How to use numerous built-in functions in PHP - How to define your own functions - What is a cookie and session and how to use them - How to process HTML forms using the get and post methods - How to prevent attacks on your site - What is OOP and inheritance - How to connect to a database - How to handle errors and exceptions .. and more... Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered. Click the BUY button and download the book now to start learning PHP. Learn it fast and learn it well.

  • Author: LCF Publishing
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


5. PHP and MySQL Web Development (Developer's Library)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fifth Edition The definitive guide to building database-driven Web applications with PHP and MySQL PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications. PHP and MySQL Web Development  shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server. This practical, hands-on book consistently focuses on real-world applications, even in the introductory chapters. The authors cover important aspects of security and authentication as they relate to building a real-world website and show you how to implement these aspects in PHP and MySQL. They also introduce you to the integration of front-end and back-end technologies by using JavaScript in your application development. The final part of this book describes how to approach real-world projects and takes the reader through the design, planning, and building of several projects, including: User authentication and personalization Web-based email Social media integration Shopping cart The fifth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP through versions 5.6 and 7, as well as features introduced in recent stable releases of MySQL. Free Access to Web Edition Purchase of this book in any format, electronic or print, includes free access to the corresponding Web Edition, which provides several special features: The complete text of the book online Exercises and interactive quizzes to test your understanding of the material Bonus chapters not included in the print or e-book editions Updates and corrections as they become available The Web Edition can be viewed on all types of computers and mobile devices with any modern web browser that supports HTML5. Contents at a Glance Part I: Using PHP 1  PHP Crash Course 2  Storing and Retrieving Data 3  Using Arrays 4  String Manipulation and Regular Expressions 5  Reusing Code and Writing Functions 6  Object-Oriented PHP 7  Error and Exception Handling Part II: Using MySQL 8  Designing Your Web Database 9  Creating Your Web Database 10 Working with Your MySQL Database 11 Accessing Your MySQL Database from the Web with PHP 12 Advanced MySQL Administration 13 Advanced MySQL Programming Part III: Web Application Security 14 Web Application Security Risks 15 Building a Secure Web Application 16 Implementing Authentication Methods with PHP Part IV: Advanced PHP Techniques 17 Interacting with the File System and the Server 18 Using Network and Protocol Functions 19 Managing the Date and Time 20 Internationalization and Localization 21 Generating Images 22 Using Session Control in PHP 23 Integrating JavaScript and PHP 24 Other Useful Features Part V: Building Practical PHP and MySQL Projects 25 Using PHP and MySQL for Large Projects 26 Debugging and Logging 27 Building User Authentication and Personalization 28 (Web Edition) Building a Web-Based Email Client with Laravel Part I 29 (Web Edition) Building a Web-Based Email Client with Laravel Part II 30 (Web Edition) Social Media Integration Sharing and Authentication 31 (Web Edition) Building a Shopping Cart Part VI: Appendix A Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL

  • Author: Welling Luke
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 5th edition (September 27, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


6. Programming PHP: Creating Dynamic Web Pages

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Why is PHP the most widely used programming language on the web? This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications using the latest features in PHP 7.4. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. If you have a working knowledge of HTML, authors Kevin Tatroe and Peter MacIntyre provide many style tips and practical programming advice in a clear and concise manner to help you become a top-notch PHP programmer. Understand what’s possible when you use PHP programs Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements Explore functions, strings, arrays, and objects Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions

  • Author: Kevin Tatroe
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4th edition (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1492054139
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.25 inches


7. Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries. Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book. Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications Explore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHP Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server

  • Author: Josh Lockhart
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (February 16, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


8. PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

With PHP for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Leading technology author Larry Ullman guides readers through the latest developments including use and awareness of HTML5 with PHP. Other addressed changes include removal of outdated functions and more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.

  • Author: Larry Ullman
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 4th edition (March 9, 2011)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-8131766729
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.3 x 8.8 inches


9. Learn WordPress: Build your Website with WordPress

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Learn how to build your website with WordPress

  • Author: Srinivas Vanamala
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology


10. Big Block Mopar Performance - High Performance and Racing Modifications for B & RB Series Engines

Top 10 Best Books to Read in PHP Programming - August 2021

Hundreds of thousands of racing enthusiasts rely on this essential guide for building a race-winning, high performance big-block Mopar. Includes detailed sections on engine block preparation, blueprinting and assembly.

  • Author: Chuck Senatore
  • Publisher: HP Books; Illustrated edition (August 1, 1999)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1557883025
  • Dimensions: 8.49 x 0.3 x 10.87 inches