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Information Security LAMP Developer Books

Web Application Security Books (PHP, MySQL, Apache), the Best at Amazon

HTTP: The Definitive Guide Security may not make you but it sure can break you. As modern web applications become more and more complexed puzzles and filled with thousands of features catering to a spectrum of user preferences and tastes, the developers are burdened with ever-going responsibilities to keep them sound and safe. There are people (crackers) out there who are trying to make a name by breaking into your backyard or otherwise messing around in any way possible to make your day interesting. Your application or website is potentially vulnerable by simply being online. Everyone including innocent users can mess things up if yours is designed without security awareness. These books of web security are hand selected from Amazon that will get you a strong start on building secure websites applications and avoid being hacked. They are both new (published no more than 5 years ago) and well received (rated no less than 4/5 by the readers).

General Website / Web App Security

Web Security Testing Cookbook: Systematic Techniques to Find Problems Fast

 Web Security Testing Cookbook Systematic Techniques to Find Problems Fast

The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws

The Web Application Hacker's Handbook Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws

How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services

How to Break Web Software Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services

Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know (Expert’s Voice)

Foundations of Security What Every Programmer Needs to Know (Expert's Voice)

PHP Security

Essential PHP Security

Essential PHP Security

Pro PHP Security

Pro PHP Security

Apache Security

Apache Security

Apache Security

Database / MySQL Security

The Database Hacker’s Handbook: Defending Database Servers

The Database Hacker's Handbook Defending Database Servers

MySQL Administrator’s Bible (Bible (Wiley))

MySQL Administrator's Bible (Bible (Wiley))

Other Security Related Books

Ajax Security

Ajax Security

Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices

Web Application Architecture Principles, Protocols and Practices

HTTP: The Definitive Guide

HTTP The Definitive Guide

To learn more about these specific areas and build better web applications, Amazon has the best PHP books, best MySQL books and best Apache Books.

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Apache Web Server Tutorials & Tips LAMP Developer Books

Best Books of Apache Web Server to Learn Apache and Use It

As the most popular web server for hosting websites, Apache is second to none. It thrives for a reason, that is, it’s versatile and adapts to all situations and answer to even the slightest demands of a website. Below are some books from Amazon about administering Apache that may give you a new perspective and upper hand in handling the web server.

Web Developers / Designers’ Books:

  1. Best HTML Books
  2. Best CSS Books
  3. Best JavaScript Books
  4. Best PHP Books
  5. Best MySQL Books
  6. Best Linux Books
  7. Best Apache Books (mod_rewrite Books)
  8. Best Web Hosting Books

Apache Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Apache Administrators

Apache Cookbook Solutions and Examples for Apache Administrators

Apache 2 Pocket Reference: For Apache Programmers & Administrators (Pocket Reference (O’Reilly))

Apache 2 Pocket Reference For Apache Programmers & Administrators (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

Apache Security

Apache Security

Apache Administrator’s Handbook (Developer’s Library)

Apache Administrator's Handbook (Developer's Library)

Linux Apache Web Server Administration, Second Edition (Craig Hunt Linux Library)

Linux Apache Web Server Administration, Second Edition (Craig Hunt Linux Library)

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LAMP Developer Books SQL / MySQL Tips and Tutorials

Best MySQL Books to Learn MySQL Database Programming and Development (+ PHP Applications)

MySQL is by far the most popular and widespread database on the entire planet. It’s used in a wide array of industries and the Web is probably the most prominent scenario, websites database. Below are some hand selected books for you to learn MySQL: both database administration and database SQL programming, for both professionals and beginners.

Web Developers / Designers’ Books:

  1. Best HTML Books
  2. Best CSS Books
  3. Best JavaScript Books
  4. Best PHP Books
  5. Best MySQL Books
  6. Best Linux Books
  7. Best Apache Books (mod_rewrite Books)
  8. Best Web Hosting Books

MySQL Crash Course (Sams Teach Yourself in 10 Minutes)

MySQL Crash Course (Sams Teach Yourself in 10 Minutes)

High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More

High Performance MySQL Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More

MySQL (4th Edition) (Developer’s Library)

MySQL (4th Edition) (Developer's Library)

Learning MySQL

Learning MySQL 

MySQL Cookbook

MySQL Cookbook

MySQL in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O’Reilly))

MySQL in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))

MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (MySQL Press)

MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide (MySQL Press)

Pro MySQL (Expert’s Voice in Open Source)

Pro MySQL (Expert's Voice in Open Source)

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites Visual QuickPro Guide

Understanding MySQL Internals

Understanding MySQL Internals

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition

MySQL Pocket Reference

MySQL Pocket Reference

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LAMP Developer Books PHP Tips & Tutorials

Best PHP Books for Learning PHP Development and Programming (with MySQL)

PHP is by far the most popular and easiest to use web programming language in the world. If your goal is to enter PHP programming and development as a novice beginner and start from the very basics, these books are reviewed the best by actual readers. Some of the books contain chapters dealing with MySQL, the most popular database system in the world that is usually combined with PHP to create websites or web applications.

Update: I have also hand picked a few PHP security books for people who develop web applications.

Web Developers / Designers’ Books:

  1. Best HTML Books
  2. Best CSS Books
  3. Best JavaScript Books
  4. Best PHP Books
  5. Best MySQL Books
  6. Best Linux Books
  7. Best Apache Books (mod_rewrite Books)
  8. Best Web Hosting Books

Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)

Beginning PHP and MySQL From Novice to Professional, Third Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)

PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition) (Developer’s Library)

PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition) (Developer's Library)

Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites

Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

Wicked Cool PHP Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites Visual QuickPro Guide

Programming PHP

Programming PHP

Head First PHP & MySQL

Head First PHP & MySQL

PHP Cookbook (Cookbooks (O’Reilly))

PHP Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))

Practical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP

Practical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition

Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd Edition

PHP Object-Oriented Solutions

PHP Object-Oriented Solutions

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition