I am reading and using Learn to Program by Chris Pine. I picked this book up because I know ZERO about programming and kept getting lsot when I tried to learn PHP directly. I am starting a course in PHP next month that assumes some rudimetarty programming knowledge (like what's a string, variable, object etc.). Do you think learning this intro to Ruby will mess me up when I go to learn PHP or are they at all similar? I couldn't find a book on PHP for dead beginners.
Since Ruby isn't highly supported for hosting, I need to learn PHP. Maybe I'll come back to Ruby later but :
Should I NOT read this book right before learning PHP intro?

Thanks for opinion.