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Old 07-18-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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Recommend PHP & MySQL book for beginners?


I have seen these two:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...ustomerReviews
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http://safari.oreilly.com/0131875086

I'm a beginner in this subject. Can anybody recommend a good book that goes straight to the point giving examples and how to do things rather than having to read 5-10 pages to know what <?php phpinfo()?> does.

thanks for any help!
 
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The link to the book on amazon.com is one that I used in a database programming class.

The information in the book was accurate and concise. However, I found the layout of the book to be confusing.

I also used this book extensively and found it to be much better for PHP:
http://www.amazon.com/PHP-Nutshell-O...4796482&sr=1-5

As far as a pure SQL book that is good I have no idea. The textbook for SQL and relational database programming that I used in class was one of the most complicated books I have ever read. Here it is in case you are curious:
http://www.amazon.com/Database-Manag...4796706&sr=1-2

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Old 07-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Defunct, I also like that book. There are no perfect books. I was looking for a book with combined contents: PHP & MySQL. thanks
 
Old 07-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #4
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The book I bought was PHP and MySQL Web Development. I went through this book in about a week, I ended up making a little forum type website. If your not trying to do web development, this book is still a good source for writing php/mysql scripts.

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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Is there a forum/sub-forum here for books(recommended,book reviews)? I might be helpful for all of us. thanks
 
Old 07-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
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I found it! Thanks
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #7
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I purchased, and have found very useful the "platypus" book from O'Reilley:
http://www.amazon.com/Web-Database-A...4811851&sr=1-2
 
Old 09-27-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...ustomerReviews

It goes straight to the point!
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #9
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A good book is nice to have, but FYI, the relevant sites dev.mysql.com and www.php.net have lots of examples as well as definitions if you drill into them and they're free.
 
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I started with Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache by Julie C Meloni and added PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling and Laura Thompsonm (see post #4) later to my library.

In my opinion the first one is more for the starter, but quite complete (including setup of AMP), the second one is a bit more advanced.

Never regretted buying either of them.
 
  


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