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    My knowledge of PHP is starting level. Please suggest a book for learning PHP.


    @JoshWhite …. which framework did you use?


    there’s Php & MySql development by Luke Welling but it’s a bit dated (2008)
    Apress has just released a new version of Php & mysql from novice to professional.
    You could also check out the Php Live course at sitepoint. Actually the videos are available on the sitepoint youtube channel for free.


    @PaulDeWouters …. thanks for suggesting sitepoint videos….i’ll go through them


    I’ve been going through PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy by David Powers. It’s a second edition for PHP5. I feel like I’ve been learning a lot, and have had to stop and re-work some of my existing sites using the techniques he teaches.

    Occasionally I’ve been concerned with examples and code he builds – he doesn’t cover all the safety checks you could use in validating forms, for example, and sometimes doesn’t even mention concerns like that. But overall, it’s been a fantastic learning tool, and probably will stay on my shelf as a reference for a long time.

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