In the past, many of my students have made successful project using a combination of PHP and MySQL. This year, all three of my students are using it in some capacity and one has combined it with jQuery. I have been meaning to write a full workbook for a long time and I have finally got around to it:
This booklet is written to give to students directly, but it would also be suitable for teachers wishing to improve their skills or learn a new language.
Just in case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS (which is a pre-requisite for this booklet) you may want to look at my HTML, CSS and jQuery booklet first:
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