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    Hello...

    Could anyone recommend a very good PHP/mySQL or just mySQL book for a beginner? Yes, I've finally realized online tutorials really don't cut it when you're seriously interested in learning. thanks in advance.

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    The thread that is linked to in my signature below (Skunk's list of resources) mentions PHP books. Also use the search facility to search these forums for threads on mysql and php books as this topic does arise often. Have fun!

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    Learn SQL as opposed to MySQL. Here's a good book :

    "The Practical SQL Handbook"

    It's a good one.

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    Hmm...

    I just bought these two books last weekend

    I think it's good, althogh I'm still in the middle of reading it...

    1. MySQL (Other New Riders) by Paul DuBois, Michael Widenius

    2. Professional Php Programming (Programmer to Programmer) by Sascha Schumann, et al
    Ngu I.P.
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    Hi,

    I think "PHP Essentials" is flat out the best book to learn php and mysql for a beginner. If you don't want to get bogged down in theory, and want to learn php and mysql in the shortest amount of time with the greatest practical application get that book. I also think having a second book like "Beginning PHP4" for a reference is very valuable. Wrox programming books tend to go into a lot of detail, so if you want to know about some fine point of a subject, you can look it up in that book.

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    I bought those exact same books "prof php" "mysql new riders". I recommend them also.

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    You can't go wrong when purchasing an O'Reilly Book. Or at least I haven't.


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