SitePoint Simplifies How to Create a Database with New Edition of Best Selling PHP & MySQL Tutorial

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In launching the 5th edition of its best selling PHP & My SQL: Novice to Ninja, SitePoint brings to the market a 500-page book for web developers wanting to grow by moving into server side programming.

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In this easy-to-follow tutorial, readers develop an example project, with concepts explained and demonstrated throughout the process - it is highly approachable, and easy to follow

SitePoint, the specialist web technology publisher of books (printed and electronic) and training resources publisher for web professionals, has just launched the 5th edition of its best-selling book "PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja" by Kevin Yank. A whopping 500 pages, it takes readers step by step through the process of building their first database driven website, using 100% free software.

PHP is a very popular open-source scripting language, and recent stats from show over 25 million websites using it in their server-side web development.

‘“PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja’ has become the must-have resource for web designers and developers wanting to take the leap into server-side programming,” explained SitePoint Co-founder Mark Harbottle. “In this comprehensive 5th edition, readers are taken step by step through the process of creating their own PHP and database driven website, without having to purchase any software.”

Topics covered in "PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja" include:

  • Easy to follow PHP & MySQL tutorials with downloadable code snippets
  • PHP coding using correct syntax
  • Mastering database design with SQL, table construction and interaction
  • A crash course in Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and
  • How to develop an ecommerce platform from scratch

“As readers move through the process of developing an example project, the concepts involved are explained and demonstrated; it is highly approachable, and easy to follow” said Mr Harbottle.

“In ‘PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja’, Kevin Yank shows readers how to use best practices and open source software to develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic,” said Mr Harbottle. “He is one of the most highly regarded educators in PHP and MySQL, and is known for delivering up-to-the-minute techniques and strategies to web developers—from novices through to the masters.”

He continued: “The updates in this 5th edition encompass Windows 7, Mac OS X Lion, and the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, XAMPP, and MAMP.”

For full details about “PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja,” 5th edition, visit
About Kevin Yank

Kevin Yank has been building websites for over 15 years, and has produced numerous books, articles, courses, newsletters, and podcasts on the subject.

As well as ‘PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja,’ Kevin has co-authored ‘Simply JavaScript’ and ‘Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong!’, as well as significantly contributing to the SitePoint ‘Tech Times’ email newsletter and the SitePoint Podcast. Kevin has a passion for making web technology easy to understand for anyone.

About SitePoint is an online magazine and book publisher for professional web developers, freelancers, and web design firms. The website reaches 2.0 million unique visitors per month. More information is available at

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