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Beginning PHP and MySQL 5: From Novice to Professional

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Written for the budding web developer searching for a powerful, low-cost solution for building flexible, dynamic web sites. Essentially three books in one: provides thorough introductions to the PHP language and the MySQL database, and shows you how these two technologies can be effectively integrated to build powerful websites. Provides over 500 code examples, including r ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 913 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Apress (first published 2004)
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Mike S
Jan 24, 2009 Mike S rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computers
This book is very well written. It's a very thorough introduction to PHP5, and helps you install Apache and MySQL painlessly so you can start writing code very quickly. It has lots of practical advice and code examples, and shows you how to download useful well-written PHP from a free online repository (PEAR) which has links to other similar sites. I wouldn't recommend this book for an absolute beginner, you will want some sort of programming experience to fully appreciate the book, the author a ...more
Apr 23, 2016 Gerd rated it liked it
As the title already suggests this is a introduction to PHP and MySQL, with both parts being sharply separated. The 4th edition dates back to 2010, so it's not the up to date with todays technologies. For example it introduces the package management with PEAR while the today standard is Composer. It features the Zend framework as the example for a PHP framework, while today Symfony and Laravel gets most of the shares in users. After introducing the basics, a lot of topics are presented in a Cook ...more
Adam Casto
Jul 18, 2009 Adam Casto rated it really liked it
This is a well written book that presents a wide range of data that encompasses more than the title lets on. Besides serving up the info for utilizing MySQL in PHP driven web applications, you also get a good introduction to PHP & LDAP, the Smarty PHP templating engine, PHP5's new obejct-oriented features, etc... The only issue I had with the book was occasionally in some examples a more advanced feature would sneak into the syntax leaving me flipping ahead or looking up what it meant. Thoug ...more
Apr 11, 2008 Woodge rated it liked it
Recommends it for: webmasters
Shelves: geek
This textbook was clearly written and furnished with good examples. I read it pretty swiftly, took a bunch of notes and now I've got some ideas on how to use what I've since learned. I was pretty happy with this writer and publisher. The only parts I skimmed through were a couple chapters on installation since that doesn't really apply to my situation. Now the real test will be how well I get with turning my ideas into fruition. Feeling pretty good, though, feeling pretty good.
Matt McClard
Jul 07, 2008 Matt McClard rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: web designers, web developers
I thought this book was a great tutorial for beginning the long road ahead in my journey for complete PHP and MySQL dominance in the world. The examples were well laid out and explained. I would have liked to see more exercises, but this book was geared more toward showing you what was possible with the two programs.

If you are looking at developing your skills in PHP and MySQL and only have a little background in each then I highly recommend this book.
Thor H.
Jun 23, 2012 Thor H. rated it it was amazing
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A rather good introduction to several subjects and processes that I was already acquianted with before the start of reading this.
Even with a notable share of experience (seen from a hobbyist point of view), there were many things to be taught in this book - and in a well-written manner.
Nov 11, 2008 Allwin rated it really liked it
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this is great example i got from this book
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Jun 20, 2009 Fuad Thahir rated it really liked it
good book, it helps a lot.
Jan 21, 2011 Javier rated it really liked it
Good reference.
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