December 23, 2004

Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce: A New Book

PRESS RELEASE - Berkeley, CAâ22 December 2004âWith the continued growth of online sales comes the increasing popularity of PHP and MySQL e-commerceâbased websites. Highly respected, reliable, and inexpensive, the PHP and MySQL technologies make it possible for both the smallest mom-and-pop company and Fortune 500 enterprises alike to sell online.

Seeing the need for a book to teach the PHP programmer how to build an e-commerce site from scratch, Apress published Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional in November 2004. While many other books teach PHP 5 and/or MySQL, this is the first book devoted completely to the building of an e-commerce site using these open source technologies.

Highlights of Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce:

⢠Guides the reader through the entire process â from designing an effective website to creating product reviews to integrating web services
⢠Discusses various payment methods, including PayPal integration and credit card processing using the Verisign Payflow Pro and DataCash gateways
⢠Shows how to get the most out of the PEAR database and Smarty Templating engine
⢠Examples are based on the most recent software releases â PHP 5 and MySQL 4

âWhile there are great and obvious advantages to online retail, there are also many hidden pitfalls that you might encounter when developing a retail web site. This book provides you with a practical, step-by-step guide to setting up an e-commerce web site. Guiding you through every step of the design and build process, this book will have you building high quality, extendable e-commerce web sites quickly and easily,â according to the authors.

Apress Authors: The Expertâs Voiceâ¢

Cristian Darie, currently the technical lead for the Better Business Bureau Romania, is an experienced programmer specializing in open source and Microsoft technologies, and relational database management systems. In the past five years he has designed, deployed, and optimized many data-oriented software applications while working as a consultant for a wide variety of companies, and now he is studying advanced distributed application architectures for his PhD degree. Cristian has co-authored two other programming books for Apress: Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional and The Programmer's Guide to SQL. Cristian can be contacted through his personal web site,

Mihai Bucica started programming at the age of 12. With a bachelorâs degree in computer science from the Automatic Control and Computers Faculty of the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Mihai is working as an Outsourcing Project Manager for Galaxy Soft SRL (

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Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional
Cristian Darie and Mihai Bucica
Published 22 November 2004 * ISBN: 1-59059-392-8 * $44.99 * 568 pages


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