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Hello,

I am looking for a book about PHP.

I can already programm some C#, Pascal and Delphie, so I don't need a book
for the total beginner.

I want be able to programm more complex programms (like a forum) as soon as
possible.
I also want to start with mySQL.

Unfortunatelly there are a lot of bad books on the market so I ask you
wether you know a good book.

A.Rippert
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Jul 16 '05 #1
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Hello Alexander,

I might suggest not purchasing a book but using php.net devshed.com and
#php on irc.efnet.net. Telling you not to buy a php book might sound
silly, but by the time you get it, its out of date and if you understand
how to program already anyway.. its simply a matter of understanding the
syntax etc.

-jpdr
-TTG
Alexander Rippert wrote:
Hello,

I am looking for a book about PHP.

I can already programm some C#, Pascal and Delphie, so I don't need a book
for the total beginner.

I want be able to programm more complex programms (like a forum) as soon as
possible.
I also want to start with mySQL.

Unfortunatelly there are a lot of bad books on the market so I ask you
wether you know a good book.

A.Rippert
__________________________________________________ __________________________
______
http://www.terra-education.de
__________________________________________________ __________________________


Jul 16 '05 #2

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"Alexander Rippert" wrote in message
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Hello,

I am looking for a book about PHP.

I can already programm some C#, Pascal and Delphie, so I don't need a book for the total beginner.

I want be able to programm more complex programms (like a forum) as soon as possible.
I also want to start with mySQL.

Unfortunatelly there are a lot of bad books on the market so I ask you
wether you know a good book.

A.Rippert


I was looking for a good book myself, but after I downloaded the help
file from phpbuilder.com I found that I didn't need anything else.
You can find the most recent version in Windows Help format (.chm) at
http://weblabor.hu/php-doc-chm/
Otherwise http://www.phpbuilder.com gives answers to most questions
online as well.

As for MySQL I use the downloadable documentation from
http://www.mysql.com/documentation/
You can also find books about MySQL at the same page.
For more books (also PHP) have a look at
http://www.mysql.com/portal/books/index.html

Hope this helped even though the PHP one isn't a book.

--
BÝrge Alvestad
aka BraveBrain

Jul 16 '05 #3

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Hi!

I totally agree. By just reading the manual (chapter 1 and 2) you can
understand the syntax. You can read chapter 3 and 4 just for the fun...
there are some cool features in there. Chapter 5 is just a reference for
all possible functies of php.

If you have got any problems, just try the manual first. If that doesn't
help do some articles at phpbuilder.com or post a message at the forum.

Kind regards,

Dirk

haptiK wrote:
Hello Alexander,

I might suggest not purchasing a book but using php.net devshed.com and
#php on irc.efnet.net. Telling you not to buy a php book might sound
silly, but by the time you get it, its out of date and if you understand
how to program already anyway.. its simply a matter of understanding the
syntax etc.

-jpdr
-TTG
Alexander Rippert wrote:
Hello,

I am looking for a book about PHP.

I can already programm some C#, Pascal and Delphie, so I don't need a
book for the total beginner.

I want be able to programm more complex programms (like a forum) as soon
as possible.
I also want to start with mySQL.

Unfortunatelly there are a lot of bad books on the market so I ask you
wether you know a good book.

A.Rippert
__________________________________________________ __________________________ ______
http://www.terra-education.de
__________________________________________________ __________________________


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Jul 16 '05 #4

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A book I found really helpful back when I was learning PHP:

PHP Cookbook -- O'reilly

Lots of useful "cookbook" solutions for PHP programmers. I think you learn
more from them than any stupid tutorial.

Of course, it helps to do your development at a bookstore. I bounce around
from one Borders to another, now that Borders has Wi-Fi. :-D

-Fred
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Jul 16 '05 #5

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haptiK <no****@nospam.com> shaped the electrons to say:
I might suggest not purchasing a book but using php.net devshed.com and
#php on irc.efnet.net. Telling you not to buy a php book might sound
silly, but by the time you get it, its out of date and if you understand
how to program already anyway.. its simply a matter of understanding the


While true, I've found that having 'Programming PHP' from O'Reilly on
hand to use as a fast reference is nice when I'm working. I can find
things faster flipping through the book, now that I have mental map of
the general contents, than I can looking things up in the online
resources.

The 'PHP Pocket Reference', also O'Reilly, also makes for a handy
quick reference for when my brain vapor locks and I just need to
clarify something.

But when I really get stuck I find the online docs are the most
helpful - and usually it is the user comments, not the docs
themselves, that have the answer I'm looking for.

(And for those who use LiveJournal, there is also a PHP community
there.)

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Jul 16 '05 #6

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I am looking for a book about PHP.


Anything by Larry Ullman ...

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Jul 16 '05 #7

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Alexander Rippert wrote:
Hello,

I am looking for a book about PHP.

I can already programm some C#, Pascal and Delphie, so I don't need a book
for the total beginner.

I want be able to programm more complex programms (like a forum) as soon as
possible.
I also want to start with mySQL.

Unfortunatelly there are a lot of bad books on the market so I ask you
wether you know a good book.

A.Rippert


A good book that will get your feet wet is the one written (in part) by
the guy who created PHP (Rasmus Lerdorf). It's called "Programming PHP"
and is published by O'Reilly and associates:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1565926102/

This is the best compromise between instruction and reference I have
found. It also answers all of the newbie questions that are asked here
about 70% of the time.

The absolute best reference is the PHP manual itself. You can download
it in PDF from php.net or you can view the manual in its entirety
through their web site using your browser. If you can't find it in
there, it doesn't exist.

Both resources will give you all the information you need to develop
serious web applications with PHP. I would recommend learning as much
as possible about the relational database model and the DBMS that you
plan to use with your web site (MySQL is well documented and free).

HTH,
Zac

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