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    Hello!

    I would like to learn how to program in PHP. I do have a background in programming so I don't nee a "Dummies" type book.

    I learn by example....so, a book that has useful examples of PHP is the best type of book for me.

    Can anyone recommend a good book that covers the most recent version of PHP?

    Thanks!
    Gerry

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    I dont know of any super recent books but most of them cover php 4. I learnt mine using Core PHP by Leon Atkison 2nd edition but I believe the 3rd one is out and includes alot of updated functions.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130893986
    Last edited by Scott MacVicar; Thu 11 Jul '02, 4:06pm.
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    • #3
      The first book I got was PHP fast&easy Web Development, which was really just for learning the language as fast as possible, so I got a much better, more comprehensive book, Professional PHP Programming, by Wrox Press.

      Everything else that wasn't in the book I learned from the manual at php.net

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      • #4
        Thanks guys! I'll take a look at them. I also found one called called Development"PHP and MySQL Web Development. That sounds good, too.
        Gerry

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        • #5
          i have the book PHP and MYSQL Web Development and its not for beginners the best book for beginners is Kevin Yanks book. Database driven websites in PHP and MYSQL. Its available over at sitepoint.com .

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          • #6
            If you know any other languages like C, C++, PERL, Java, etc. you really don't need a book. You can just glance at a PHP 101 guide on the net somewhere and use www.php.net for reference.

            but if you must get a book, I like WROX (the red books).
            WebMasterP
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            • #7
              http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...353189-8365661

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WebMasterP
                If you know any other languages like C, C++, PERL, Java, etc. you really don't need a book. You can just glance at a PHP 101 guide on the net somewhere and use www.php.net for reference.
                I agree - I bought a book on PHP and regreted it once I realized the online resources available. I was told the same thing, but I didn't believe it .
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                • #9
                  To each their own. I like having a book that I can take out of the house and read. Can't really do that with my desktop PC!

                  Yes, there are some very nice online resources but I've always preferred to buy a 3rd party book, highlight passages, dog-ear pages and so one.

                  Then, once I've got the basics down I go online for more details and advanced topics.

                  - Gerry
                  Gerry

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