dalsim wrote:Ok I have kept a promise that I made to myself about learning PHP. I started of learning VB in year 11 in IPT (Information Processing and Technology) and got high marks for it but it is too OS specific.
About 1 week ago I went out and bought a book called "SAMS Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache" which steps you through installing and using MySQL, Apache and PHP on both Windows and *nix systems and then teaches you programing in PHP.
The reason I bought this one is because I am familiar with MySQL but I don't know jack about Apache or PHP. I am by no way through the book yet but I have found it very interesting and helpful.
I just thought that this might help those who are interested in learning PHP.
I have never been a fan of the "in 24 hour" books. I have read a few of them and find them to be not up to par with the "other" books that I have read. This is especially true with the PHP books that I have seen.
I have discussed this many times before, search the forum and you will find me talking about programming. If you are learning PHP as a first language, you need to get yourself a nice long book written for first time programmers. If you have a few languages under your belt, grab yourself a PHP book geared toward programmers, these come more in the form of reference books.
In neither case would I recommend a "24 hour" book. Just a personal preference, arguments welcome.
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