Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-commerce: From Novice to Professional walks users through the entire process of creating an e-commerce site; from design to deployment. Start out by building a live site, creating a shopping cart and eventual automation of transactions.
Chapter 2 -- Laying out the Foundations -- of Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-commerce provides an analysis of application architecture and technical administration of the project. In this section, the designer decides what programming languages, technologies and tools will be used to create the website.
Chapter 2, "Laying out the foundations," is excerpted from Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-commerce: From Novice to Professional by Cristian Darie and Mihai Bucica, published in November 2004, by Apress (ISBN: 1-59059-392-8). Copyright © 2004, Apress. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission by Apress.