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e-maestro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Northwestern Lower Michigan, USA
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 01-09-2002 01:18

Hey y'all....

Would some of you be willing to give me an idea of how you learned PHP? I need to learn it and how to do all the data base integration with MySQL.

I am "codingly challenged," really struggling to make sense of JavaScript and the like, so I need something that the more designer types can understand.

I know there are some good resources on the web, but am plenty willing to buy a book or 2 if I need to.

Any suggestions will help. THX!

e-maestro

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-09-2002 04:39

A thought PHP Fast & Easy Web Development was a great beginners book.

As for web resources check out this thread. It lists lots of websites for PHP.


-Butcher-

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 01-09-2002 08:58

I own 2 PHP books:

Core PHP Programming

PHP & MySQL Web Development


First I did some of the on line tutes and learn't this and that from the PHP manual but I found my progress somewhat slow. The books have been helping speed up my learning to no end.




[This message has been edited by Dracusis (edited 01-09-2002).]

DmS
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-09-2002 12:11

I started with Core PHP Programming which was good, now I rely almost completly on the php.net documentation.

As for integration php/mysql you can add this gurusnetwork tutorial to what's presented above: http://www.gurusnetwork.com/tutorials/php/dynamic_php_mysql_1.html

Have fun&Good Luck/Dan


-{ a vibration is a movement that doesn't know which way to go }-

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-09-2002 14:27

as drac said, reading the manual is a good way to start:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/manual.php

[This message has been edited by GRUMBLE (edited 01-09-2002).]

e-maestro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Northwestern Lower Michigan, USA
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 01-09-2002 15:35

THX y'all

This is so helpful. I will start checking them out and start learning.

e-maestro

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 01-10-2002 23:51

Hello everyone, I'm new 'round here but have looked around the forum for a while, finding it very useful.

I also used php fast and easy web development, and then Php and mysql web development by Sams. I reccomend them both.

--Lurch--

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-11-2002 00:48

I also heartily recommend PHP and MySQL Web Development but definitely not as a beginners book. When you feel you have your feet wet, and your ready to take the next step, then get this book.

-Butcher-

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