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Hi guyz,
I am new to PHP and I am considering buying a PHP book. Can you suggest
me a book to start with which can be appropriate for PHP begniers.

I have a pretty good programing experinence in other language.

Thanks in advance,  

Re: PHP book

Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL: From Novice to Professional (Paperback)
by W. J. Gilmore / APress
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PHP and MySQL Web Development (3rd Edition)
by Luke Welling, Laura Thomson / Sams
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Re: PHP book

On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 06:11:36 -0700, Michal Stankoviansky wrote:

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Seconded on this choice.  I use it in my class.

However, don't underestimate the value of the website.  
*Everything* you ever need to know about PHP is covered there.  Plus you
can cut-n-paste code -- try that with a book.


    JDS | jeffrey@example.invalid

|FAQ| Resources to learn PHP (Was Re: PHP book)

Q: What are the resources to learn PHP?

A: ( /), the official homepage of has almost
everything--downloadable binary, documents, etc.

The online function reference can be accessed like /<function name>, for example . Apart from the examples and usage
references, the documentation also has high quality user contributed
notes that are related to the function (this is also been edited by PHP
maintainers for quality). Sometimes, the user contributed notes may
have very valid information that might not be covered in the official
documentation; so one must read the user contributed notes always.

Some books of interest:
1. PHP 5 Power Programming, by Andi Gutmans, Stig Sæther Bakken, and
Derick Rethans. ISBN 0-13-147149-X 2005
  Level: Advanced
  Available Free in PDF from
2. Advanced PHP Programming, by George Schlossnagle. ISBN 0672325616
  Level: Advanced. PHP 5
  Not free <
3. Practical PHP Programming, by Paul Hudson
  Level: Beginner to Advanced. Covers PHP 4.
  Available online. (Refer the TOS) <

Reader Tim Van Wassenhove maintains PHP/technical blogmarks from where
one can find many useful informations:

news:comp.lang.php ( /)
news:php.* (Nowadays, can't access via Google Groups)

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