AJAX and PHP

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AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications is the most practical and efficient resource you can get to enter the exciting world of AJAX. This book will teach you how to create better PHP Web Applications by using the AJAX technologies to their full potential.

osCommerce: Professional Edition

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osCommerce is one of the most popular e-commerce solutions and provides businesses with the ability to set up a sophisticated online store that will proudly compete against any other site at very low cost.

With the growing need for well considered, practical information on this topic, this book seeks to provide a comprehensive environment for learning osCommerce up to an advanced level. Written in a clear and concise style, this book will shed light on the oft times complex issues that surround building and understanding your online business. Utilizing this book means that you will spend time working constructively, achieving your goals using a professional methodology and developing a solid understanding of the way in which osCOmmerce can accomplish every need of your business.

XML for Flash

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XML is an important technology that allows people and applications to share data in self-describing documents. Many software packages support XML data exchange, and most major databases can share information using XML. Therefore, an understanding of XML is essential for anyone working in web development.

And this includes Flash! You can load external XML data and include it within your Flash movies, and also send XML content from Flash in a flexible XML framework to create visually appealing and usable rich Internet applications.

In this book, Sas Jacobs shows you how. She first introduces XML and related technologies, and then covers the different ways that Flash can work with XML content, including the XML class, data components, XML sockets, and web services.

Throughout the book, you will build many different fully functional examples, including an MP3 player, an XML photo gallery, an address book manager, and an XML-driven chat application. Some of these examples utilize Office 2003 for the PC and ASP.NET or PHP.

You should read this book if you're a Flash designer or developer and you have a basic understanding of ActionScript. The book supports Flash 8, but much of the content is suitable for any version of Flash from 5 up. Whether you're new to XML or ActionScript, or an experienced Flash developer, Foundation XML for Flash is essential reading.

PHP for Dreamweaver 8

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Want to add the power of a database to your websites? Build online forms that send feedback straight to your inbox? Incorporate live news feeds and XML data into your web pages? This book shows you how to do all that and more.
Dreamweaver 8 takes a lot of the hard work out of integrating a database into your websites, but it can’t do everything. So instead of just giving you a series of instructions to click this and click that, this book helps you understand what’s going on in the background. As a result, you’re more likely to remember and to get it right.

Most books on PHP concentrate on code and throw all design considerations out the window. This one is different. It makes use of Dreamweaver 8’s vastly improved CSS rendering, and shows you how to build a site that’s smart in both senses of the word. It looks good and is intelligent too. You’ll learn how to change the entire look of the site, using PHP to serve up different stylesheets each month. You’ll also build a contact form protected against email injection attacks. All of Dreamweaver’s PHP server behaviors are put through their paces, and you’ll even make some custom server behaviors that will come in useful on any site you create.

Two chapters take you through the setup process with step-by-step instructions for both Windows and Mac OS X, helping you make the right choices: Apache or IIS? Remote or local testing? There are even instructions on how to set up virtual hosts on your own computer. And in the unlikely event that things go wrong, there’s plenty of troubleshooting advice too.

 
Content Management Systems

This book makes excellent reading for anyone involved in the content management process. It will guide you through the process of arriving at a content management solution, including the background knowledge you need to know, how to go about getting a solution, implementing the solution, and migrating existing content to it.

Beginning ASP Databases
This is a great book for folks that have a good understanding of HTML and want to the next level. The only downside is the book is a little old and uses a dsn for the connection.object. Still great book. I own 2 copies, one at home and the other at the office. Both are dog eared.
MySQL Bible

About the book
With the MySQL Bible you'll learn everything you need to know to get you started with MySQL and expand upon that by examining development and best-practices for MySQl implementations.

There is a cd-rom included with the book which contains version 4.1 of MySQL as well as  files created for the book, php and phpMyAdmin and Perl DBI.

Beginning PHP5

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About the book
With Beginning PHP5 you'll learn everything about the latest version of PHP. It starts with hot to install and configure PHP. Then it will teach you the basics of PHP up to constructing complex data-driven sites.

Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Certified Developer Study Guide

With an estimated base of more than 300,000 users, there are an awful lot of ColdFusion developers out there. The cream of the crop, however, are those with Macromedia certification. To get that, you must pass the Certified ColdFusion Developer exam: This comprehensive study guide ensures that you do!

Certified Macromedia ColdFusion MX Developer Study Guide

ColdFusion's popularity continues to grow, and along with that so has the demand for experienced developers. Once upon a time claiming to be a ColdFusion developer was easy - the product was simple enough that with a minimal investment of time and energy developers could realistically consider themselves experts. This is not the case anymore. The product line has grown both in actual products and in their complexity, and the levels of expertise and experience among developers are diverse. Claiming to be an expert is not that easy, and recognizing legitimate expertise is even harder.

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