PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects (PackT) by Shu-Wai Chow 304 pages | Packt Publishing (September 13, 2007) | 184719088X | PDF | 7.08 Mb
Create PHP projects that grab and mix data from the likes of Google Maps, Flickr, Amazon, YouTube, MSN Search, Yahoo!, Last.fm, the Internet UPC Database, not to mention the California Highway Patrol Traffic service!
A mashup is a web page or application that combines data from two or more external online sources into an integrated experience. This book is your entryway to the world of mashups and Web 2.0. You will create PHP projects that grab data from one place on the Web, mix it up with relevant information from another place on the Web and present it in a single application.
This book is made up of five real-world PHP projects. Each project begins with an overview of the technologies and protocols needed for the project, and then dives straight into the tools used and details of creating the project:
* Look up products on Amazon.Com from their code in the Internet UPC database * A fully customized search engine with MSN Search and Yahoo! * A personal video jukebox with YouTube and Last.FM * Deliver real-time traffic incident data via SMS and the California Highway Patrol! * Display pictures sourced from Flickr in Google maps
All the mashup applications used in the book are built upon free tools and are thoroughly explained. You will find all the source code used to build the mashups used in this book in the code download section for this book.
* Expand your website and applications using mashups * Gain a thorough understanding of mashup fundamentals * Clear, detailed walk-through of the key PHP mashup building technologies * Five fully implemented example mashups with full code
This book is a practical tutorial with five detailed and carefully explained case studies to build new and effective mashup applications.
If you feel confident with your PHP programming, familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS, unafraid of XML, and interested in mashing things up, this is the book for you!