PHP 5 Fast and Easy Web Development (Fast & Easy Web Development)
Don't spend your time wading through manuals to learn PHP 5. Spend it doing what you do best - creating web pages! With "PHP 5 Fast & Easy Web Development" you can get up and running with PHP 5, Apache, and MySQL with ease. By the time you're finished, you'll be able to display dynamic content, build your own contact management system, create custom reports, work with...more
Paperback, 450 pages
Published June 10th 2004 by Course Technology Inc
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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