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Hey im new and looking for book suggestions

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Hey I'm new to both this forum and PHP in general. I am planning on learning with the main goal of building a content management system for a website. I'm planning on buying two or three books on PHP and MySQL and I really would appreciate it if anyone could give me some suggestions on which books are the best for beginners/intermediates. I know the ins and outs of xhtml and css and have programmed in C in the past though it was a few years ago but I know the basic syntax. I have written some very basic php scripts so far. ie: if statements that just use echo for result. Also, do you think it would be best to get books that are strictly PHP or strictly MySQL rather than those that focus on both? Thanks in advance for the help

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I have bought PHP and MySQL Web Development By Luke Welling and Laura Thompson and i have found that it is very good. I use it both as a general reference book and to learn about specific things. It also includes some real life examples(one of which is building a CMS), and whilst i have not tried these, the other code in the book is well explained and very useful so i am confident that these will be good too.

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