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#1 Medavidcook

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:44 AM

Hello wasn't sure where to put this post so if a needs moving please move.

 

I recently took a break from design due to birth of my daughter, i am coming back to learn php and have 

  • PHP solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy – David Powers 

was wondering if it is still a good book to use to learn from.

 

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

Judging by the date it was published, I doubt it.

I guess if you coupled it with something like: http://www.phptherightway.com you might stand a chance.

PHP has come a long way even in just the last few years.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:30 AM

do you recommend any books?



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:59 AM

if it is going to be online material it needs to be in depth due to me not doing php for a number of years and want to start from scratch again.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:04 AM

I haven't read a php book in probably 10 years sorry. Find something current is all I can suggest.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:06 AM

There ya go. This was the last PHP book I read. First published in 2005 which is when I read it, I remember waiting for it to be released.

http://www.apress.com/9781590593806

I wouldn't recommend it as a "learn PHP" book though.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:28 AM

There ya go. This was the last PHP book I read. First published in 2005 which is when I read it, I remember waiting for it to be released.

http://www.apress.com/9781590593806

I wouldn't recommend it as a "learn PHP" book though.

 

Do you remember your first PHP book?

 

This was mine http://eu.wiley.com/...0764543644.html

 

Can't believe it was 14 years ago, only seems like last week I was reading this!


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

Mine was actually the beginning php5 version of that same book I believe. Even some of the authors look familiar.

http://www.wrox.com/...0764557831.html

I've never used php4. Before php I was working with Python, and before that, asp (vbscript).

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

You should totally go for a PHP6 book /s

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:59 AM

I would look at php 6 books but nothing decent about at the moment all got some dodgy reviews.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

I would look at php 6 books but nothing decent about at the moment all got some dodgy reviews.


Don't, it was a joke (hence the /s). PHP6 books were written before anything was finalized in the language, so assumptions were made.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:50 AM

ok so only think i got to learn from at the moment is the php.net site.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

I read a lot of good reviews of Larry Ullman's book from beginners. I didn't read them myself, but if you check them on amazon, you'll see that the reviews are mostly postiives one.

And, if you want to learn to code better, I highly recommend "clean code". It's not a PHP book, but you'll learn a lot from it. Every developer should have to read it before coding anything IMO ;)



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:40 AM

I read a lot of good reviews of Larry Ullman's book from beginners. I didn't read them myself, but if you check them on amazon, you'll see that the reviews are mostly postiives one.

And, if you want to learn to code better, I highly recommend "clean code". It's not a PHP book, but you'll learn a lot from it. Every developer should have to read it before coding anything IMO ;)

 

Larry Ullman's material is good. I am going through his Yii book at the minute.


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