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A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0
by W. J. Gilmore

Not a bad book - Overall, this was not a bad book. I was breezing through the chapters since I already knew C++... and I have to say he did a good job on showing how to set up PHP with Apache. This book also serves as an excellent reference- it shows you several important functions of PHP, as well as an explanation of the usage.

The only thing I wish Gilmore had done was explain on how to set up mySQL with Apache. He did a good job explaining how to set up PHP with Apache, but why not show how to set up PHP/Apache with mySQL? It would've been nice if it had been included, but I didn't mind looking it up. (He makes up for it by showing in a clear manner how to integrate mySQL with PHP.) Other than that, the content of this book and its explanations are quite good.

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what would you recommend for someone who has no programming experience other than html and wants to get on the php bus?

I'll give you a guess who it is :D

I've got all the configuration stuff down, i.e. making apache work with Mysql and so on...I've just got to learn the actual code now. That's the type of book I'm after.

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what would you recommend for someone who has no programming experience other than html and wants to get on the php bus?

I'll give you a guess who it is :D

I've got all the configuration stuff down, i.e. making apache work with Mysql and so on...I've just got to learn the actual code now. That's the type of book I'm after.

I reccomend Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL by Oreilly, I use it with the pocket reference and it is prety good in putting PHP into words I can understand, I also read and spent som etime with Sam's teach yourself PHP in 24 hours, but I prefer and recommend Oreilly.

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