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Good Learning Books?

Dan
I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan
Jul 17 '05 #1
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"Dan" <da*@nospam.com> wrote in message
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I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan


I got started on Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours, by Matt Zandstra. For
MySQL, I read Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours, by Julie C. Meloni. Those
are both put out by Sams Publishing and you can buy them from
samspublishing.com (or eBay... lol).

- JP
Jul 17 '05 #2
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 09:29:13 -0500, Dan wrote:
I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan


I have no recommendations for book titles, only a good place to buy
technical books: www.bookpool.com
Jul 17 '05 #3
Dan wrote:
I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan


from the zend :

http://zend.com/zend/art/mistake1.php

Where to get the information

Luckily there is a lot of information out there on how to program PHP,
some of the best are:

* Zend.com: Obviously. You're reading this article, right??
* Professional PHP: One of the best overall books on PHP, good for
non-programmers and programmers alike.
* Web Application Development with PHP: A great book teaching both
the concepts in Web development as well as some of PHP's more advanced
features. Contains the official Zend API documentation.
* The PHP Developer's Cookbook: A solutions oriented book covering
the common problems that PHP developers encounter (Coming out November
2000, written by myself with Andrei Zmievski).

i personally can tell you I'm now reading "Web Application Development
with PHP" though it's quite obsolete by now (talks about php4) it's a
excellent book for a php beginner, you do need some programing
background for feeling comfortable with it but a very basic one: know
the syntax of a C program learn basic SQL syntax and you'll be ok,
guaranteed. also after i finish this one i plan to go read "The PHP
Developer's Cookbook" because i hared it's a excellent book also.

happy reading,
maxim v.
Jul 17 '05 #4
Dan wrote:
I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan


Check out http://www.sitepoint.com . They have a lot of great books with
excellent material.

Jul 17 '05 #5
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 19:36:20 -0400, Data Goob <da******@hotmail.com>
calmly ranted:
Dan wrote:
I am looking for two good books: a php4 one and a php4 with db one. I
see that "Beginning PHP4" and "Beginning PHP4 Databases" are a series
but "Beginning PHP4" got a bad review on amazon regarding outdated code.
Looking for suggestions...
TIA,
Dan


Check out http://www.sitepoint.com . They have a lot of great books with
excellent material.


My sister ordered "MySQL Cookbook" and one of Meyers' CSS
books for my birthday. I'm working through Julie Meloni's
/ Sams "Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache" now.
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Jul 17 '05 #6

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