An Introduction to PHP for Scientists and Engineers

Beyond JavaScript

Authors: Brooks, David R.

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  • Provides scientists and engineers with a basic introduction to PHP for server-side programming, providing the capability to create and access data files stored on a remote server

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About this Textbook

PHP, originally created in 1994 as a ‘Personal Home Page’ tool, is a server-side programming language that can be used to solve numerous computing problems that a client-side language like JavaScript cannot.

This highly useful text/reference presents key information needed to write your own online science and engineering applications, including reading, creating and manipulating data files stored as text on a server, thereby overcoming the limitations of a client-side language. This book focuses on those elements of the language - such as file input/output, arrays, built-in math functions, and user-created functions - that are essential for solving a wide range of scientific/engineering computing problems. It assumes a working knowledge of HTML, programming concepts, and JavaScript, C or a similar language.

Features:

• Offers a working knowledge of PHP, essential for server-side programming

• Includes detailed code examples to guide the reader

• Contains several complete applications that show how to take advantage of server-side programming capabilities

• Extremely accessible, and ideal for self-study

• Provides an author-supported supplementary website containing code examples (www.pages.drexel.edu/~brooksdr/DRB_web_page/BookCode/PHPBookCode.htm)

• Directly addresses the needs of engineers, scientists and working professionals by explaining precisely those components of PHP required

This concise applications-oriented text is an exceptional shortcut to learning the essentials of PHP and is ideal for self-study or course use.

Dr. Brooks has authored several successful Springer titles, including: Problem Solving with Fortran 90 for Scientists and Engineers; C Programming: The Essentials for Engineers and Scientists; and An Introduction to HTML and JavaScript for Scientists and Engineers.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book on PHP for scientists and engineers is a slim volume--only 141 pages, including the index at the end. PHP texts usually focus on e-commerce applications, such as shopping carts, document generation, and Web services. … quite suitable for handling problems in scientific or engineering data management and doing smaller scale calculations on this data. … A set of programming exercises is provided at the end of the book." (Anthony J. Duben, ACM Computing Reviews, April, 2009)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to PHP for Scientists and Engineers
Book Subtitle
Beyond JavaScript
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-237-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-237-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84800-236-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 141
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