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PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
If you can build websites with CSS and JavaScript, this book takes you to the next level--creating dynamic, database-driven websites with PHP and MySQL. Learn how to build a database, manage your content, and interact with users. With step-by-step tutorials, this completely revised edition gets you started with expanded coverage of the basics and takes you deeper into the ...more
ebook, 546 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by O'Reilly Media (first published November 18th 2011)
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Jul 05, 2012 Sky marked it as nope-jpg  ·  review of another edition
I started in, and I have no review to give because I was in the first chapter.

I already know HTML/CSS very well, and I didn't want to continue coding frame pages to run the PHP I was writing, so I went internet-ward to find the companion files so I didn't have to frame and style the whole time. Tedious.

Stumbled upon the Amazon page, and the reviews were dismal, almost every single review was 1 star, complaining about code quality and the scripts actually working. Even mentioning proper technique
Chad Warner
This intro to PHP was informative but not as engaging as Head First PHP & MySQL. It's written for those who know HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript. It uses a basic web app as the example project throughout the book, and each section builds on the previous ones. It covers a few PHP best practices, but not as many as I would've liked.

I read this book because as a WordPress web designer, I use PHP to customize WordPress themes and understand how plugins work.

Notes follow.

PHP Syntax
The most recent edition of this book is not old, but it instructs learners to use deprecated, soon-to-be-removed function calls for connecting to and/or querying an SQL db using PHP. So, in 6 months or so, millions of servers will update to PHP 5.4+, and anyone who tries to use this book to learn about PHP and MySQL will sit frustrated before a computer screen wondering, "What am I not understanding?!?" And these upcoming changes have been in the PHP documentation for several years (and *any* LA ...more
I was excited when I got this book from the library, since this edition was published less than a year ago (November 2012) and hopefully would be a good resource. Sadly, this is not the case, due to the use of deprecated code throughout the book.
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