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Learn by doing! Follow along, step-by-step, as you upgrade a static HTML site that uses obsolete code to an XML standard-compliant, CSS-formatted dynamic site using Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), Macromedia ColdFusion, or the open source PHP. Create several integrated applications for a fictional travel tour operator, including a searchable listing for tour descriptions, country profiles, and a tour price calendar. In this official Macromedia guide, you’ll learn how to:
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing At Best,
This review is from: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source (Paperback)The book was good up until the 10th Chapter in my opinion. I went through the excercises developing on a remote server running PHP/ MySQL. Up until the 10th chapter the author made several minor mistakes in the hand code to insert for both PHP and also in how to modify the existing SQL file to upload it to a remote database server via PHP My Admin. I must admit that researching and solving these mistakes on my own was a valuable learning experience. The real problem occurred starting with chapter 11. After uploading and testing my pages after each step as coached to by the author I began getting MySQL syntax error messages prompting me to consult the manual for my version of MySQL. I verified that my hosting company was running the same version of MySQL that the author demonstrated to those developing locally to install so I loaded the completed pages for the lesson from the CD and they would not open at all. At least the pages I was developing would load and had some functionality so... Read more
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
You learn by doing, and I did.,
This review is from: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source (Paperback)If your like me, you've only started with all of this dynamic web site technology. I am relatively new to PHP/MySQL and Dreamweaver 8 but I really wanted to start learning so that I could build a site where me extended family could post announcements, photos, addresses, etc. I also wanted to make sure that data would be secure. By doing the exercises in this book, I was able to do just that. As I went through them, I became very comfortable with using Dreamweaver to retrieve data from a database and use the included server side behaviors. It was great to see Dreamweaver write the PHP code. In addition is achieving a level of understanding of the HTTP protocol and using the GET and POST methods to send data between pages that always used to confuse me. This is the first book that made me truly understand. And the author writes this in a way that doesn't make me feel stupid. It's just the right amount of repetition that eventually, when he says to perform a step like setting up... Read more
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great beginners book, tries a little too much on advanced topics,
This review is from: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source (Paperback)This book was an amazingly enlightening experience. I know a few web developers, and have heard them rant and rave about dynamic web development. After reading this book I understand exactly what they are talking about. This book did an amazing job on introducing the dreamweaver interface, although the main focus was explaining how different technologies (ASP, Coldfusion, PHP, and even SQL) can be used for web development in many different applications. I found the walkthroughs very informative, giving a professional perspective on the different technologies. Each lesson had a good purpose in contributing to the final goal, creating a dynamic tour site that employees could update.
I did encounter some issues with this book, however. I found that the author tried very heavily to force feed the coding; assuming those who were reading had no experience with the languages. It became slightly annoying when I reached the point where I could no longer keep up with the... Read more
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