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    noahgelman
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    I’ve decided to get a book to learn PHP/MySQL. Chris doesn’t have any book recommendations on the subjects so I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions. I looked it up at a couple of places, and some of the good looking ones aren’t current (i.e. 2007, 2008, etc.)

    Any ideas?

    #72982
    Democritus
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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,
    -D

    #65460
    Rob MacKay
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    I just wrote a little article actually.

    http://alteredaspect.info/books-to-help … ng-skills/

    :)

    #73023
    matt25
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    Check out Lynda.com they have a couple of really good courses on PHP and other stuff aswell. If you are looking for a actual book I would recomened PHP for Absolute Beginners – By Jason Lengstorf.
    Matt

    #73058
    noahgelman
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    Thanks for the help guys, PHP for Absolute Beginners – By Jason Lengstorf is definitely something I might purchase. As for lynda.com, I completely for got about that, that site has an epic library of tutorials. Unfortunately, that lynda.com needs a paid subscription and I don’t have that kind of money.

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