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PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy

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Introduction When the first edition of PHP Solutions was published, I was concerned that the subtitle, Dynamic Web Design Made Easy, sounded overambitious. PHP is not difficult, but nor is it like an instant cake mix: just add water and stir. Every website is different, so it s impossible to grab a script, paste it into a web page, and expect it to work. My aim was to help ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 508 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Apress (first published January 1st 2006)
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David Powers
Aug 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have only read through three chapters of this book but it has already transformed my working methods and saved me acres of time in the process. Well worth buying.
Jan 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed reading several of David's books; he is an excellent writer. His explanations and code examples allowed me to feel confident in building secure login applications for clients.
May 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book - real-world based (mainly) so that's nice. Some pretty important items to PHP programming are mentioned but more glossed over. I liked it.
Oct 21, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read HTML and CSS books before, but this is my first one on PHP/MySQL.

I spent a half-hour to an hour each night going through this book, working the exercises, and understand the more basic things like includes. Things like working with a database and having a form send an email are a little more challenging for me right now.

But it occurred to me that the best way to use this book is not to try to learn each lesson on its own, but to work on a PHP project and then come back to this as a gui
Overall, a good text to learn the basics of PHP and MySQL. Just got frustrated working through all the typographic errors. Powers however does have corrections listed on his site. Just wish the book had been proofread better before publishing. I feel the examples and projects got me acquainted with the material though. Check it out if interested in learning some basics of PHP and MySQL. This book was used as a text in one of my college classes.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Big help for my really first web project. Easy to understand.
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I learned new ideas from this book and improved some concepts in php as an intermediate programmer
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