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  1. #1
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    simply sql by rudy limeback


    I just want to ask as new comer to web development, can I learn SQL from the book 'simply sql by rudy limeback' before I start learning about HTML, CSS, PHP,etc or should I have background on PHP for example to learn from that book?


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    It really, really depends. If you want to get a real tangible webpage ASAP, I'd start with HTML.
    SQL is a way to access information, HTML is a way to show it to the world.

    I've never read that book, but Rudy is one of the sharper tools in the SP shed (IMHO). I find (unfortunately) that I need to do things the wrong way before I see the full wisdom of his ways.

    I'd probably go HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL. SQL requires a mental discipline that would be invaluable in learning the others, but I think I'd miss some of the more subtle things about structure if I hadn't stumbled around a bit before I dabbled in SQL.

    Hope I made at least some sense there...
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