AJAX Book Info
To go through the examples of this book you need PHP 5, a web server, and a database server. We have tested the code under several environments, but mostly with the Apache 2 web server, and MySQL 4.1 and MySQL 5 databases.
You can choose, however, to use another web server, or another database product, in which case the procedures presented in the chapters might not be 100% accurate. It is important to have PHP 5 or newer, because we use some features, such as Object Oriented Programming support, which aren’t available in older versions.
Please read Appendix A for more details about setting up your machine. If your machine already has the required software, you still need to readthe final part of Appendix A, where you are instructed about creating a database that is used for the examples in this book.