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Old 11-19-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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Recommend a good book for PHP and mySQL


I have been struggling to learn PHP lately. I have a book that teaches PHP but it's really a piece-by-piece approach without explain how to create a REAL web application using PHP. Can anybody recommend a good PHP book that combines all aspects including database handling and so on and gives a tutorial kind of approach with lot of screenshots and examples?

Links to good newbie online tutorials also welcome. But I have the official PHP manual already so don't point me to that.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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I've learned a lot from this link:

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey...tutorial4.html

it's good for newbies, who not even know how to actually install PHP/MySQL/Apache. The code is old but should help you a lot and, when you get stuck, as I did a lot of times, LQ.org to the rescue .

Good luck!
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for that link. Can you also recommend any books? I prefer reading offline rather than stare at the computer screen. I have one book, but that doesn't go too deep into the MySQL aspect of things. What I want is a book that teaches MySQL (with reference for SQL statements, database administration and so on) as well as PHP and not just MySQL commands in PHP.
 
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You are welcome . I've heard that "PHP5 and MySQL Bible" is awesome, but it cost a lot and I never had cash for it with so many good games coming out all the time... talking about priorities.. lol

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...186760-4900635
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:49 AM   #5
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I will see if I can get a copy of that book at my local bookstore.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:00 AM   #6
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Little hint, search some reviews of that book on google first .
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:07 AM   #7
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after found a good book dont forget

php manual
http://www.php.net/download-docs.php (html & chm)

mysql manual
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/ (html & pdf)
http://phlab.net/myman/download.php (chm)
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:55 AM   #8
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I'm reading
Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL by W. Jason Gilmore
It covers PHP and MySQL. So far I have been pleased.

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