PHP and MySQL for Dummies with CDROM
||Author: Janet Valade|
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Publisher: For Dummies (15 June, 2002)
Sales Rank: 6,329
Average Customer Rating: 3.28 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
PHP & MySQL for Dummies
The presentation of the chapters does not follow a logical sequence. The explanation for a number of items is lacking, while explanation for the same items is often given several times. It is a mystery how anyone working through the examples would have rated the book highly. Pages 56-58 describe the sample database design. By the time the reader gets to Pages 266-273, the nature of the database changes. Table and column names are different, such as Color, and PetColor, just to mention one amongst several differences. The records for the database tables are not given. If one tries to produce the examples on Pages 274-277, one has to reverse engineer the examples. The records have to be typed manually to match the examples . CD files do not give a clue.
The CD should have given the graphics files for the examples. Page 77 and Page 272 give examples for adding data to tables from a text file, but there is no comment on the location of those text files. One can spend a long time, before the correct answer is obtained, not from the book.
This was my first book on PHP and MySQL, and I learned something. However, after contending with the shortcomings I decided to switch to another book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Comprehensive, Easy to Follow, Great Programming Book!
I really loved this book. As a web programmer new to the field, I have read many books on subjects ranging from ASP to XML, and Janet's book was one of the easiest, most-well layed out I have attached my eyeballs to! Great for beginners!
Rating: 2 out of 5
Book needs more examples
I order the book and was disappoint that the book didn't have more examples. The books expains the basic's of MySql\PHP , but more like read 100 pages and Oh type this . There are better books out there.
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