This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm fairly new to PHP, and I'm quickly throwing a website together. Now, I would like to know whether this is a sound (read: secure) way of retrieving whether the user is logged in:
Also, would the following be a proper way of logging a user in?