Posted on 2006-03-03
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
"Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional"
(Apress, 2006. 854 pp. ISBN: 1590595475), authored by Jason
Gilmore and Robert Treat, serves as both a comprehensive
introduction to the PHP scripting language and PostgreSQL
database. Beginning with an introduction to PHP, numerous facets
of the language are covered over 21 chapters, including material
regarding its object-oriented capabilities, PEAR, the new date
and time extension introduced in PHP 5.1, user authentication,
session handling, and the LDAP,
SQLite, and PDO extensions.
Thirteen subsequent chapters are devoted to PostgreSQL, PHP's
PostgreSQL extension, and how the two technologies can
effectively work together to build powerful Web applications.
Installation and configuration, security, views and rules, stored
procedures, triggers, and transactions are just a few of the
The material is heavily example-based, with over 500 code
snippets found throughout the book.
The book is available through all major outlets, including
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookpool, Borders, and many others.
An e-book version is also available through the Apress web
More information about the book can be found on the Apress website