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    Unhappy Good PHP Books?

    Anyone wish to recommend some good php books?

    thanks

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    I've read a couple by Larry Ullman. They're pretty good. Covers all the basics, and are usally pretty straightforward.

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    At what kind of level do you have to be before you can start learning programming?

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    check out the WROX series.

    first book was BEGINNING PHP 4, from like 4-5 years ago...

    new series from APRES. yellow on black color scheme so they are easy to pick out. i picked up one:

    http://apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=300

    they also have a freebie php4 book you can download. link is on their home page.
    leo d.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commweb
    At what kind of level do you have to be before you can start learning programming?
    well, you should definitely know html very well before starting php, html can be embedded into php quite well

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    anyone have some on amazon I can look at?

    thanks

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    I just LOOOOVE "Web Application Design with PHP4" and "Professional PHP" - Wrox

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitedesigner
    well, you should definitely know html very well before starting php, html can be embedded into php quite well
    Hi
    So what would your advice be for someone who does not want to specifically learn each and every language but wants some "general background" information just so that I understand the underlying principles and allow me to coordinate projects from clients to programmers and designers.

    Thats the book I'm looking for! The one that does not give too much information but just enough to give me an underlying knowledge of the principles of each area.

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    I think the best place to start is Sitepoint's "PHP and MySQL" book by Kevin Yank. It's short enough to be easy to read, detailed and well written, and is a great way to get into PHP. Kevin has the gift of writing clearly and I felt that in my first reading of the book I really went away with an overall understanding and confidence I didn't have before. Highly recommend the book.

    I'm somewhat surprised noone else has recommended the sitepoint book(s) here yet!! BTW, they're always a good starting point for technical resources. We've bought quite a number and I've yet to find a lemon.

    (oh - and it's a great book for getting a good technical overview too, lots of worked examples).

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    On my side, I would recommend

    http://www.hudzilla.org/phpbook/
    and
    http://www.php.net

    instead of buying a book.
    Leszek Leszczyński
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke
    "Professional PHP" - Wrox
    I second this one. If you are a beginner, pick up the beginner book...from Wrox of course.

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    Is that book the beginner book? It seems like it's the professional and advanced one.

    thanks

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    For an absolute beginner another one to consider is the Visual series of books from Wiley.com.

    http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyT...764535617.html

    This full color book is the only PHP title available that is designed for the visual learner. It covers over 100 tasks! Including using cookies to monitor the activity of Web site visitors to retrieving information from Oracle, MySql and Microsoft databases, creating images and Web pages on the fly and processing XML documents.
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    The Larry Ull man one is really good, or so I hear.

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    Is there a PHP book like this one?
    Hello World

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    Kevin Yank's 'Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL' was a really good start for me.

    Edit:

    Wow, that title is way too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM3Dan
    Edit:

    Wow, that title is way too long.
    It's called keyword stuffing you know
    Hello World


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