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Buying books on PHP

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I have gotten the idea that buying books on programming is bad when they are
more than 2 or 3 years old. Is this true?

I want to buy a good begining book on PHP, but should i make sure that the
publication date is in 2003 or 2004?

Nick Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Nick Mudge wrote:
I have gotten the idea that buying books on programming is bad when they
are more than 2 or 3 years old. Is this true?

I want to buy a good begining book on PHP, but should i make sure that the
publication date is in 2003 or 2004?


I've been developing in PHP since 1998 and the first PHP book I ever bought
was this year - I've always found the manual is just so damn good that
there was little point buying a book.

The book I did buy was Sitepoint's PHP anthology. You can download PDF
chapters before you actually decide to buy it which is great. I mainly only
bought it for the 2nd book which covers some useful applications but since
receiving it have still to have a good read through it...

Anyway, the book is at http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpant1/

To actually answer your question, I would agree it's better to buy more
recent books if they are available.

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Chris Hope
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Jul 17 '05 #2

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