Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

steveejay_1

Any good books on PHP?

Recommended Posts

Hi.

I'm a baby at this PHP stuff and was wondering if you guys could give me some direction on a good php book for [b][u]"beginners"[/u][/b].

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whatever books get recommended, be aware that it takes a long time to author and publish a book. Many books contain outdated code which is more likely to frustrate than educate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are a lot of good books on PHP available.
As my daily reference manual I use the on-line PHP manual at [a href=\"http://www.zend.com/manual\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.zend.com/manual[/a] .
A good tutorial for learning how to use PHP to get basic web sites running is "Core PHP Programming" by Leon Atkinson.
Tips and trick on "how to" in PHP4 and PHP5 are found in the "PHP Phrasebook" by Christian Wenz.
And why not prepare yourself for the Zend PHP Cetification exam with "Zend PHP Certification Study Guide" by Zend Technologies?
Finally, did you ever envisage the development of desktop applications with PHP? The book "Pro PHP-GTK" by Scott Mattocks will put you on the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[img src=\"http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0321245652.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg\" border=\"0\" alt=\"IPB Image\" /]


great book.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[!--quoteo(post=384970:date=Jun 17 2006, 02:18 PM:name=aebstract)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(aebstract @ Jun 17 2006, 02:18 PM) [snapback]384970[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
[img src=\"http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0321245652.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg\" border=\"0\" alt=\"IPB Image\" /]
great book.
[/quote]
Can't agree more. Larry's books are good. You can find the basic edition, Advanced Edition and a combined PHP and MySQL. Much as I agree with AndyB that many books contain outdated code which is more likely to frustrate than educate, there are, however, forums for these books that answer questions posed from the them.

here2learn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks guys. I'll have a look at Larry Ullmans book. Did a search on amazon for it and feedback was excellent. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions. Until then. [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/huh.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\":huh:\" border=\"0\" alt=\"huh.gif\" /]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maybe this thread will help?
[a href=\"http://www.phpfreaks.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=58799\" target=\"_blank\"]Good PHP Books, Recommended Books[/a]


you could probably find exactly what you want on the web though, if you know what you're looking for :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.