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I'm a college lecturer and have been running an 'Introduction to PHP'
course.  It's been going quite well and my boss has suggested I might
like to think of a slightly more advanced course.  I want to give
students definitive information where possible and am looking for a book
to use as a text book to make sure I don't miss anything out or pass on
any bad habits I may have picked up.

Any recommendations?
Geoff Berrow (put thecat out to email)
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   Best and advanced books are something "relative". Usually in a
single book, one may not get more than 2 new ideas/logic. If I found
more than 2 new ideas in a PHP book, it must be "Advanced PHP
Programming" by George Schlossnagle ISBN 81-297-0575-3. It is the only
PHP 5 book I have seen yet. One thing I couldn't accept in that great
book is the use of double quotes for strings and echo throughout the

  <?php echo 'Just another PHP saint'; ?>
Email: rrjanbiah-at-Y!com

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Hi Geoff,

I don't want to sound single-minded, but anything with O'REILLY printed on
the cover should be ok. :-)
Just make sure you get some recent distribution. (PHP develops quickly, as
you know)

If you are thinking about teaching objects in PHP, try:
The PHP Anthology: Object Oriented PHP Solutions (O'Reilly)

Good luck,
Erwin Moller

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