Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Programming in HTML and PHP

Coding for Scientists and Engineers

Authors: Brooks, David R.

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  • Enables the reader to quickly develop a working knowledge of HTML and PHP
  • Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning, supported by numerous examples
  • Includes an extensive set of programming exercises, together with appendices on displaying special characters, ASCII character codes, and strategies for solving computational problems
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About this Textbook

This concise and accessible textbook will enable readers to quickly develop the working skills necessary to solve computational problems in a server-based environment, using HTML and PHP. The importance of learning by example (as opposed to simply learning by copying) is emphasized through extensive use of hands-on exercises and examples, with a specific focus on useful science and engineering applications. The clearly-written text is designed to be simple to follow for the novice student, without requiring any background in programming or mathematics beyond algebra.

Topics and features: describes the creation of HTML pages and the characteristics of HTML documents, showing how to use HTML tables, forms, lists, and frames to organize documents for use with PHP applications; explains how to set up a PHP environment, using a local or remote server; introduces the capabilities and syntax of the PHP language, including coverage of array syntax and use; examines user-defined functions in programming, summarizing PHP functions for reading and writing files, viewing the content of variables, and manipulating strings; reviews the PHP GD graphics library, presenting applications for creating pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs suitable for displaying scientific data; includes appendices listing HTML and ASCII special characters, and highlighting the essential basic strategies for solving computational problems.

Supplying all of the tools necessary to begin coding in HTML and PHP, this invaluable textbook is ideal for undergraduate students taking introductory courses in programming. The book will also serve as a helpful self-study text for professionals in any technical field.

About the authors

Dr. David R. Brooks is the president and founder of the Institute for Earth Science Research and Education, Eagleville, PA, USA. He was formally a research professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is the author of a number of successful Springer titles, including Guide to HTML, JavaScript and PHP, An Introduction to PHP for Scientists and Engineers, An Introduction to HTML and JavaScript, C Programming, and Problem Solving with Fortran 90.

Reviews

“The strength of this book is the many worked examples with complete and commented code listings that can be used not only by scientists and engineers, but as templates for one’s own programming projects. The book is written in a jargon-free style and requires no prior experience in programming. I recommend it to anybody who wants to build webpages with information retrieved from external files.” (Klaus Galensa, Computing Reviews , February, 7 , 2018)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56973-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56972-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Programming in HTML and PHP
Book Subtitle
Coding for Scientists and Engineers
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56973-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56973-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56972-7
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 293
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics