A complete tutorial on building e-commerce Websites with PHP and MySQL.
* Written by renowned best-selling author and programmer Larry Ullman.
* Complete PHP and MySQL e-commerce tutorial that walks a reader through every step of building an e-commerce site.
* Unique in its approach, this rock-solid tutorial is clear, concise, and to-the-point.
Larry Ullman's books on PHP and MySQL are perennial best sellers and over the years he's been approached repeatedly by readers asking for a book that covers the details of building e-commerce sites. This book fills that need by providing a comprehensive guide to creating an e-commerce Web site using PHP and MySQL. The book walks a reader through every step: designing the visual interface, creating the database, generating an online catalog, managing the shopping cart, handling the order and the payment process, and fulfilling the order. Because of the nature of the topic, security and best practices are emphasized repeatedly along the way. The book uses two e-commerce site examples so that the reader gets the best possible grasp of the e-commerce model. One example is based on selling physical products that require shipping and delayed payment. The other example features a site that sells non-physical products that are purchased and delivered instantly; two different payment gateways are demonstrated (PayPal and an alternative).