PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide
||Author: Larry Ullman|
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (21 May, 2003)
Sales Rank: 2,136
Average Customer Rating: 4.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Author answers questions on his forum
I've never met an author who actually answered queries to his website but Larry Ullman gave me one suggestion after another while I struggled with a problem. It took about ten replies from him before I finally got it solved. His replies were so timely the problem was resolved within a week.
As a novice PHP writer I've tried several books, most of them more expensive, but this is one of the best.
Two criticisms: there is too much detail. I'd like to fool around with one or two lines of code at a time, building it up gradually into something that really works. Ullman breaks it down pretty well, but his bites are still a bit too big for me.
The other criticism is in design. Examples of code from the book are reproduced in about four-point text, so keep your magnifying glass at the ready.
Still, if you want to make web pags like the one you're reading, you'll be able to do most of it with this book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Another Great Book From Larry Ullman
Over the years I have been reading Larry's books. I have been hooked from his first book. This book like his others start out with the basics and then jumps into the advanced stuff. It also contains a lot of real world examples that someone could use for thier site right now. As always I truely recommend this book to people that are beginners thru advanced. I have always used his books as reference guides as well. This is a must buy and is worth every cent.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have been out from the html league for quite some time and I needed to catch up with the new kids on the block. PHP, I didn't know a thing about it or how to implement with html. A friend of mine, as a hobby he started to use php and he told me it was easy to use. I wasn't sure to how to use it until I bought this excellent book. It explains it like if you were on class. Easy examples that every programmer should do as practice and change a few things to get the full experience. Every exercise will be a prerequisite to do the next one. I have fun and learn. As an extra, you can learn mySQL and essential tool to put php together.
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