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Hey noah,

Just about any book on PHP MySQL is a good place to start if you’re just getting going. What’s your level of programming experience? If you’re just getting going, the 3 years of dust on those book covers doesn’t make much of a difference. I’d start with learning the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL, which any book will do.

If your experience is a bit more advanced (you have basic experience with Object Oriented Programming), and would like to understand how to better design PHP software to interface with MySQL databases in full scale applications, I would look for books on Model View Controller software design that are not language specific.

Let me know if I can help in any other way,