Any good books on PHP?
Posted 17 June 2006 - 12:44 PM
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 "beginners".
Posted 17 June 2006 - 01:17 PM
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.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:18 PM
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 05:16 AM
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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 Much as I agree with AndyB that many books contain outdated code which is more likely to frustrate than educate, there are, however, forums for these books that answer questions posed from the them.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:12 AM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:36 PM
[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
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