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Thread: Please recommend new PHP books
Aug 7, 2003, 08:26 #1
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Please recommend new PHP books
I'm an intermediate PHP developer looking to learn some more about PHP so I'm on the prowl for some good books.
I want a book that uses real world code and problems - with detailed solutions.
Things I'm interested in learning:
- using object oriented PHP to create better applications
- mysql, storing sessions in a database, uploading images and storing them in the DB.
- A few shopping carts
- Storing article hits and allowing users to comment on articles in a DB
I've read the reviews of PHP Developer's Cookbook (2nd Edition) - on Amazon and it seems decent, has anyone read this or can they comment on it?
Aug 7, 2003, 10:24 #2
I'm reading PHP and MySQL Web Development, by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson, and it covers a good majority of what you're looking for. It's ~850 pages with very well explained examples and codes. It covers building a shopping cart, a CMS, a forum, a mailing list, and much more.
I purchased it from Barnes and Noble, $34.99