HELP: Best book for learning PHP

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First, I am NOT a programmer.  My degree is EE.

At 52, I am trying to learn PHP and eventually MySQL.

Think PHP is a good way to go.  Historically, I am not a good learner by
just reading.  I seem to need things like this:

Problem to Code

So, knowing this, I need a good novice PHP book.  Wrox press "Beginning"
series helped a lot when I tried to learn Java.

Any suggestions for an old guy trying to get up to speed?

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Re: HELP: Best book for learning PHP

Try the PHP Visual Quickstart Guide.


Re: HELP: Best book for learning PHP

The PHP Visual Quickstart Guide is what got me going.
Very simple, to the point, and you learn fast.

Re: HELP: Best book for learning PHP

On 2004-12-22 16:43:00 -0500, "Ralph H. Stoos Jr."

I don't think its necessary to purchase a book for either PHP or MySQL.
 Both are open source and there is a wealth of information available
freely on the internet.  I would suggest beginning with the beginner
tutorials on ("> and working your way
up from there.  Also, is better then any manual you can
purchase in a store.

The best way to learn anything is to practice.  Go through the
tutorials, read the code, write the code, go to and read more
about the various things you're using.

Good luck!



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Re: Best book for learning PHP

Visual Blueprint series for both PHP and MySQL

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