Good Programming and Web Design Books
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:47 PM
My First Post To PHPFreaks!
I was reading this thread and find it very useful for anybody whose going to start learning PHP.
I am a Flash and 3d related guy - But I am really very interested in learning PHP and using that in making dynamic sites and many type of online works.
I have not even a single idea about the language just read some first lessons of w3schools and I am ready to start learning PHP.
Where should I start and what should I do - many more questions in my mind and I hope you can understand that newbie's ques and answer me in detail.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:11 PM
and then now i use
PHP cook book to get to know things i dont already know like some libraries and stuff
Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:13 PM
I think it's good so far.
Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:40 AM
How about PHP-GTK books? The only one that turns up on Amazon/Borders is written in Portugese... there must be some more out there somewhere! I've had a hard time even finding many (good) tutorials on the web, other than your standard "Hello, World!"
Scott Mattocks has written a great book on PHP-GTK: Pro PHP-GTK. It's in English.
If you are loooking for tutorials and sample codes on PHP-GTK, here are two:
Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:46 AM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:39 PM
I know my word really doesn't mean much around here, being a noobie and all but I really found this list a helpful resource and immediately proceeded to purchase every book mentioned off of Amazon. I needed something to do with a several hundred dollar gift card there anyway. :-\
You probably purchased ((total books) - 1) books too many. One book is all you need, and the manual will take over from there.
Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:35 PM
Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:20 PM
Build your own Database using PHP and MySQL was my first introduction to PHP and MySQL and is a superb book
There's also the PHP Anthology (2 volumes)
and this one I haven't got
No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP
Posted 08 October 2006 - 03:42 AM
A must read for a true PHP programmer. It goes over design patterns, core PHP 5 techniques, and much much more. I thought I had nothing more to learn about PHP, then I read this book, definently proved me wrong. It runs about $49.99 on shelves, $32.99 on Amazon. A+ on this book
Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:59 AM
By Luke Welling and Laura Thomson
Project: Game developing
Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:43 PM
Beginning PHP and MySQL 5 - From Novice to Professional. (second edition) by W. Jason Gilmore
And i have learnt alot so far and am only on page 61 out of nearly 1000.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:01 AM
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:01 PM
I just wanted to throw that out there. Every single book that is mentioned in this post is fully accessible on that site. If you pay for unlimited access, you can keep note's, bookmark's, save books in the bookshelves, get tokens monthly for downloading chapters.
I use to buy hardback cover's of everything, however when I got htis (it actually has every oriely book created, plus one's from many other developers. Every language, every skill, pretty much any topic related to technology or any book about technology. All at one place, this is where I spend all my extra "study" time. Reading book after book here, or downloading chapters for my laptop to study in my spare time.
Just advice for those looking for books.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:01 PM
There are topics as simple as radio buttons and checkboxes and text boxes that hardly get any pages. Maybe I need something a lot more basic, because it says it is for "intermediate to advanced" users. But it seems like there should be more about those simple topics.
I got it at Half Price books for about $7, so it was well worth it for me, because I have used it as a reference guide for several things. But I am definately going to look into getting a different book.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 06:18 AM
My favorites are both from Wrox. PHP5, Apache, MYSQL Web Development for the basics and Professional PHP5 for the OOP.
Other good ones are PHP in a Nutshell and PHP Cookbook. Both from Oreilly. Web Database Application with PHP and MySQL is one of the few Oreilly books I haven't liked and I have many.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:10 AM
Dang Mine is Visual Quickstart Guide :/
stay away from the 'visual quickstart guides' (peachpit press) - it seems they write books a few years behind everyone else!
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:30 PM
Sams teach you PHP 4 and Mysql in 24 hours
Just looking at it looks great, teaches you everything... well not everything...
In this hour, Your going to get your hands dirty with some of the nuts and bolts in the language
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:31 PM
Not exactly PHP but I think "MySQL Cookbook" is great to have on the shelf.
Worse book in the world. Has nothing to do with php what so ever. It has everything but the things you will use.
PHP and Mysql by Example
is a good book!
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