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    Which is everyones favourite PHP Book!

    I've just started learning php and was wondering which book's you would recommend for me to learn from.

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    Until sofar I have only used Kevin Yank's book Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP And MySQL and I have to say: I love it. I can really recommend you this book .

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    Yep, Kev's book is good for the beginner. The other I have used is Professional PHP Programming by Wrox -- it is a big book and covers lots and has good reference sections.
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    Looks like kev might have a customer ;) hehe

    Well, I do want to learn MySQL, but i dont want to dive into it all at once. Although i have read quite a few articles he has written and they have been in english at least I can say .

    Well are there any others, as I'm definately considering kev's book as well as another dedicated to php.

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    Exclamation this is not a paid advertisement

    Yeah I don't want to look like I am being paid by Kev to say this, but I got his book and it rocks! It's very descriptive, easy to understand and follow. By the last page, anybody who perseveres should understand the basics of php and mysql.
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    Wink lol

    Thats what I was thinking as kev is a celebrity here lol. But, does it cover everything from php to sql, as i thought sql is a very broad subject from what i've seen so far.

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    add another for kevs book... best investment in a book i ever made!
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    Hehe

    Cheers kev, but is there any other books that focus on php? as i will get both

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    www.php.net in combination with www.zend.com and www.devshed.com.

    With those three they will easily show you everything you need to know about php. I did but a book. The one mentioned above. Php and Mysql by Sams. I find the examples to be bloated. I found the first 5 chapters (?) to be decent and really good at explaining the basics but I have been disapointed overall by the book
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    oh ok

    I did download a help file from sumwhere, which im pacing myself through although i cannot work out how arrays work exactly yet, wont be to long

    Keep the books coming

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    My favorite PHP development documentation is the CHM file available for download at php.net. I also own Professional PHP 4 and a copy of Kevin's Book but I haven't really read either of them all the way through.
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