"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 topics covered.
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 site.
More information about the book can be found on the Apress website.
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