Head First PHP & MySQL (Head First Series)
If you're ready to create web pages more complex than those you can build with HTML and CSS, Head First PHP & MySQL is the ultimate learning guide to building dynamic, database-driven websites using PHP and MySQL. Packed with real-world examples, this book teaches you all the essentials of server-side programming, from the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL coding to advanc...more
Paperback, 814 pages
Published December 29th 2008 by O'Reilly Media
(first published September 15th 2008)
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At OptimWise, I build websites with WordPress, and currently focus on front-end development (HTML and CSS). I’ve tweaked PHP, but I want to get better at modifying WordPress themes and plugins, which requires working with PHP and MySQL. This book was very helpful, as it includes step-by-step examples of building simple web applications with PHP and MySQL, and covers database fundamentals. The book is visual and easy to understand, explaining concepts and providing practical application. Like oth...more
After staring for what seemed like hours at the bookstore trying to figure out what PHP/MySQL book to buy, I found this gem. It is written in a way that is very easy to understand. The author gives you the information, then you're asked to use what you've learned to solve a problem you may encounter as a developer. The situations the author puts in front of you are always humorous, and I thought it was great that I was actually laughing quite a bit while learning something that could be very com...more
The 'head first' series has a way of explaining computer language so that it does not seem so daunting. The photographs, exercises, and diagrams truly helped me grasp heavy concepts in record-breaking time. That being said, I'm only a beginner in the language. It definitely didn't hold my hand on everything (such as using the programs it told me to install in my computer) but I suppose that can be expected. By use of the internet there are so many free videos and tutorials online that it was not...more
I have never imagined that I can find a book that is satisfying my needs in PHP and MYSQL Like this. it has been written and YOU as one who is trying to be a dynamic web developer in mind. You will like it because as you will finish it, you can develop a complete CMS on your own!
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