Learning Php, MySQL & JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites 6/e

Nixon, Robin



Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. With the latest edition of this popular hands-on guide, you'll tackle dynamic web programming using the most recent versions of today's core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and the powerful React and React Native libraries.

Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together while picking up valuable web programming practices along the way--including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. Finally, 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 MySQL PDO 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 JavaScript with the React and React Native libraries
  • Use Ajax calls for background browser server communication
  • Style your web pages by acquiring CSS skills
  • Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas
  • Reformat your websites into mobile web apps


Robin Nixon has been a software developer and author since the 1980s and has written over 30 books on the subject. His book Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript was first published in 2009 and since then its various editions have remained some of the top-selling books on web development worldwide, and are used as course material for numerous courses in colleges and universities. Robin's books have been translated into many different languages and he has also produced a range of video tutorials.