PHP/mySQL books

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  1. ZeroDeeFeX

    ZeroDeeFeX OT Supporter

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    Anyone have any good recommendations for PHP and mySQL books? I need to learn for work and I would like a good reference or teaching guide.
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    www.php.net/docs.php has everything you ever needed to know. why waist money if u dont have to?

    i know my college used that for its php class. (1st year) and then 2-4 years have more advanced books


    edit: fixed link, my bad its .net/docs.php
     
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  4. ZeroDeeFeX

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    thanks! actually, i was initially told to fix an old R:Base program that was written in 1990 that decided to crap out on them. I told them it would just be better to rewrite the program and they decided on a web based solution and told me to learn PHP.



    This is kinda crappy considering i got this project the day i started my job and they told me i wouldnt do any programmign for at least a few months...
     
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    Sounds like a sweet opputunity. PHP/MySQL is a great combo. Find tutorials in google for stuff you want and use the docs at the php site as a guide to learn whats going on in the code. Write your code from there you go.

    To make it easier to learn I setup my laptop as an http server using apache v2 for win32 and use the win32 php/mysql server win32.

    now I can work off or online.
     
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    WROX's Professional PHP Programming

    I can't remember if WROX is even still around (I think they were bought out or something). Its a big red book with about 5 guys on the front cover.

    I used this book to jump into PHP and it was great. Lots of working code with little yet rather functional apps at the end of each chapter. Each chapter covered a particular section of PHP. The MySQL chapter is great. A number of the chapters had stuff that I didn't know PHP could even do.

    PHP.net has all the info you ever wish you could find. Although I prefer to learn from a book. If you ever get stuck, just do a search on PHP.net and also read the comments! You may find someone had exactly the same problem you are having and they posted the code to solve it!
     

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