# April 5, 2009 at 4:28 am
I found David Powers book http://www.amazon.co.uk/PHP-Solutions-Dynamic-Design-Made/dp/1590597311/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238919740&sr=8-7 an excellent starting point.
You might also want to check out http://www.phpvideotutorials.com/free. I recommend the "old" videos, as I found the "new" ones a bit too idiosyncratic for my tastes.# April 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm
Books to avoid:
Learning PHP 5 & PHP Cookbook 2nd edition. Both O’Reilly books :o
Learning PHP 5 was actually a really enjoyable read until I got into the meat of the book where the code examples just didn’t work. I did fix quite a few errors with the help of the online errata. Initially most were undefined variable errors then it got a little to complex and I gave up reading at that point.
PHP Cookbook is excellent for snippets of code but be aware, I had the same problem with Learning PHP 5. Code examples not working properly. I dove straight into the form section as I have an assignment that involves form validation and the section on ‘Redisplaying Forms with Inline Error Messages’ was abysmal.
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