PHP and MySQL for Dummies
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PHP and MySQL for Dummies

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Here's what Web designers need to know to create dynamic, database-driven Web sitesTo be on the cutting edge, Web sites need to serve up HTML, CSS, and products specific to the needs of different customers using different browsers. An effective e-commerce site gathers information about users and provides information they need to get the desired result.

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ebook, 456 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by For Dummies (first published April 29th 2002)
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ok, I admit that I have not read this cover to cover. I had bought this as a reference for looking up the stuff that i don't use often enough to retain the information in the hard drive that i laughingly call a brain. This book is very informative, and like most Dummies books, very easy to understand. Not much of a plot but still a great book!
This is the great book for the beginners. Written in plain English, you will never get lost. No technical mumbo jumbo like ($arr=explode('/',$permalink);$len=count($arr);$source=$arr[$len-1:].'.jpg'; ), just basic php and mysql syntax.
Larry McCloskey
Another great book in the "For Dummies" line.

The book is written in plain English and hits on everything you need to know to get you up and running in a clear, straightforward way. Moreover, it sets out in the very beginning with an example case that you can create along with the book as you go so that, in the end, you have a fully functional web application.

An older book, it is dated now and doesn't touch on the security pitfalls of PHP but for someone looking to create an interactive hobby sit...more
One of the things that's important to get right for these books is the order of operations. I felt like this book was counter-intuitive in the way it was organized, where it should've gone from the simplest concepts to the most advanced. That was not the case. I haven't really used this book as a reference either in later use, as the O'Reilly books have been superior on both counts when it comes to learning technologies.
Abhinav Arora
This is a great book for beginners who have no prior experience with php and mysql.
Shane Goodman
The description doesn't specify this, but it's a paperback, 390 pages.
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