Prentice Hall WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH PHP AND MYSQL
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7
I am in two minds about this book. On the one hand it teaches many
aspects of PHP very thoroughly, covers best practices in terms of
web-application development (which makes it very valuable).<br>
On the other hand it omits a few (at least in my opinion) important
things. E.g. there's no mention of the PHP system command (at least not
in the index, I must admit that I didn't read the whole >900 pages
looking for it back to front). <br>
Really the index is one of the books greatest weaknesses. Even though
the cover mentions the use of Oracle or PostgreSQL alongside MySQL, and
the products both can be found on many a page, the index only refers to
them as being mentioned on ONE page each.<br>
Over all I'd recommend the book to a total novice to programming
because it dwells on basics for quite a while, teaching good practice,
mentioning alternatives and such. To a programmer who is looking for a
PHP manual I'd say look at another book.</span>