Web Database Application with PHP and MySQL 2nd Edition By Hugh E. Williams & David Lane Published May 2004 by O'Reilly Media
As a PHP newbie who does not by any means consider himself a programmer,I found this book enlightening. It covers PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1, althoughit references MySQL 4.3.3 and PHP 4.
By : John Johnston
It covers a range of information that I believe is beneficial to boththe novice and experienced PHPer a like.
The first few chapters and appendices are good summaries for the novice,although a bit much so in some regards. An individual requiring a simplestep by step description of web protocols and three-tier architecture,should first read up on basic web design and database creation. However,with that said, once you get beyond the books basic intros andperiodical notations to that, the information was well worth the read.
I appreciated the chapter layout and conventions used, particularly theicons that noted "important asides" to the text and the "warnings" ofthings to be aware and cautious of.
I would rate this as a 7 on a scale of 1 through 10. It does give somegood references and the "case study" provides a decent review of a Winestores Home Page creation and its proper structure and implementation.
So although this wouldn't necessarily be my book of first choice, it isdefinitely a book to have in ones collection.
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