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PHP 5 Fast & Easy Web Development
"PHP 5 Fast & Easy Web Development" is an update to the highly successful edition covering version 4 (193184187X). Following the same format, this book includes easy-to-follow instructions and a multitude of actual screen shots. It also includes complete coverage of version 5 updates, including enhanced internal scripting engine, improved OO framework, new Object model ...more
Paperback, 545 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Course Technology
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This may be the most superficial programming book I've ever encountered. On one hand, the author does make sure readers can't possibly be intimidated by PHP. On the other, basics like functions and arrays are considered beyond the scope of the book and relegated to an appendix! At one point, classes come up unavoidably but are waved away with a "this will work--just trust me and don't worry about it." Meanwhile, there are four or five entire chapters on MySQL--apparently that's not outside the s ...more