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Rooster
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the uterus
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-23-2002 09:02

I just wanted recommend a book for anyone wanting to learn PHP and MySQL; and/or anyone who wants obtain further information about server-side concepts and implementations. Last week I bought a book called, “PHP and MySQL Web Development” authored by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson. I’m currently about half way finished reading it and am already quite impressed with the amount of valuable information the text contains. Not only is PHP and MySQL covered from beginning to advanced, there are also issues covered such as, installation, system architecture, networking, security, e-commerce, managing large scale projects, authentication, forums, email and PDF documents. The authors have done a very good job explaining concepts while at the same time providing concise implementation examples.

Just a thought, if anyone’s looking a good web development resource.

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[This message has been edited by Rooster (edited 11-23-2002).]

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 11-23-2002 20:24

I also highly recommend that book. Its the best book I have for ANY language, and stays on my desk

I had already gone through most of the book before i started a course using PHP at college, and guess what the text book was? BTW the book is by Sams and comes with a CD containing php, mysql, apache and a bunch of other stuff. if you're learning PHP and don't have this book - GET IT!

--Lurch--

axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 11-24-2002 02:32

Well i guess i am gonna have ask Santa for this one !! Sounds great and just the sort of thing that could inspire me to learn for myself what others have mastered.

-=Axle=-

Gee
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London, UK
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-26-2002 15:13

lol, quite a coincedance that i stumbled over this post.

It was only last night that I spent 2 hours in a book store looking at different php / mysql books.

Which one did I buy, you got it -php and mysql web development. It seems the businness.

The only gripe I might yet have is that the book is quite old, and as php has been revised, some of the coding examples in the book might not work?

Gee

Pugzly
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 11-26-2002 17:12

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