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Poll: Should there be an online PDF detailing how to setup PHP for the Head Rush Ajax examples? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Yes (9 votes [90.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.00%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I don't care (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#1 rjack

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:10 AM

That would be fantastic!

#2 tomrod

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:34 AM

I've never used PHP so that sounds great. All I have is a laptop and I would like to get everything to work.

#3 ericdrum

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:50 PM

That's me above. I forgot to sign in.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:00 PM

Tried running examples; unsuccessful due to similar problems as described by others, and due to my lack of knowledge of PHP and how to get it to run.

thanks,
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:46 PM

I found this on this on how to get PHP working on Windows. It worked for me.

http://www.tanguay.a...hp5.php5?step=1

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:17 PM

Brett that will be such a relief ... I dont know head and tail of PHP and you have not given anything about it in the book .... How can I run the examples ... I am just reading the Ajax but not being able to make the Ajax apps.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:22 PM

By the way you can also tell us how to make this app work with servlets ...

#8 ericg

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:44 PM

YES!

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:58 AM

Yes please.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:09 PM

Yes please. I know squat on php so this would be helpful. On a side note: Fantastic book! Thank you.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:54 AM

On my Computer even the examples which i downloaded from your page dont work. only if i upload them on my homepage they work! what do i have to do to make them work on my computer without internet upload?

greetings kai

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:58 AM

i forgot. this is the result i get when clicking on the button:

Snowboards Sold <?php $totalSold = 1012; srand((double)microtime() * 1000000); $totalSold = $totalSold + rand(0,1000); echo $totalSold; ?>


What I Sell 'em For $249.95
What it Costs Me $84.22


Cash for the Slopes: $NaN



I also tried starting TOMCAT before, but it nevertheless doesnt work.

I hope you can help me.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:05 AM

You can install "EasyPHP" and put your files at "/EasyPHP/home" path

#14 hunneybell

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:29 AM

I'm going to regret this because it's probably plainly obvious, but how do I respond to a poll? I can't find any yes/no/don't know buttons!

Thx.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 08:35 AM

I looked for the poll buttons too. Then I noticed it's been there since May. My conclusion: it's over. Besides, most of the responses seem to be from children playing with there scripts.

I've been looking at this forum and it appears to be that one needs either a java applett that looks like a server or an actual server with php enabled to make the examples work. A possible 3rd solution would be subscribing to a host that has the required items (php, etc) set up. Then you could upload the pages to your space and get on with it.

I've been considering this last since there are some really economical hosting solutions available. I just wish the author had made the requirments clear, though I probably would have bought the book anyway.
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#16 ericg

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:46 PM

Go to:
http://www.ricocheting.com/server/
Will walk you through Apache server set up, php, perl, and mysql.
It is excellent and free.
Eric

#17 skyblue

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:32 PM

Installer can be download at XAMPP. I have only tried the window version.

On Mac php is preinstalled but not the latest version. I use the installation package prepared by Marc Liyanage as I prefer his package settings.

As for Linux, I assume installing php is piece of cake for linux users. smile.gif

#18 Brett D. McLaughlin

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:05 AM

Hi all-

Well, it seems pretty clear that everyone is interested in this. I've got a book I'm about 50% done with -- Head First OOA&D -- but I'm definitely adding this to the list of things we'd like to see.
We've been talking about materials like this anyway -- shorter, 10 page type documents done in Head First style -- and trying to make them available online (some free, some at nominal cost) to support the books. This will almost certainly be the first one.
And if we run across someone with some Head First chops sooner than I'm done with my book, we'll try and get this up even sooner! So you're being heard, and hopefully we'll meet this need before year's end, worst case.

Thanks
Brett

#19 gcrist

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:03 PM

Looks as if I'm too late to respond with my "Yes" to this - so please do it anyway.

Like some of the others on here - I don't know enough about PHP to set it up myself - but the examples work when uploaded to my host provider.

Thanks
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#20 Shadab

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:05 AM

Well I have reasonably good grip in configuring PHP with webserver . I can provide you my own online documentation. biggrin.gif
Shadab -- Die hard PHP fan




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