So I rewrote all the processor-intensive code in C and was able to substantially slow down our server acquisition rate. But while C is powerful, it takes a lot of coding to replicate even basic Perl functions. So when PHP came along I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that even though it is interpreted (that is, re-compiled each time it is run), it placed far less of a strain on the servers than Perl, and also took up far less development time.
So when O'Reilly asked me to write this book I jumped at the opportunity. In it I have tried to take you from first steps, without assuming any prior knowledge other than basic HTML and maybe some CSS, through each of the technologies in turn, and along the way point out the shortcuts and pitfalls I have discovered, to give you the headstart I didn't have.
I maintain an active discussion forum on the book's topics, which is linked to via the companion website at lpmj.net, and am always happy to answer any questions you may have.
it is not written the way that other books are. This is very strict learning and sometimes I missed a bit of a picture, colours, etc and had enough of the strict language that is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karo
Very useful book. It took 3 weeks to get through it and then I made my first web app.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just the job for learning PHP and Java. this was a used item but was in first class condition.Published 10 months ago by i0Design UK
This is a good book. Not as good as the book by Adrian West, but a good book nonetheless.
It is written for beginners, and therefore introduces each topic slowly. Read more
The book takes longer than other books. I bought it as I was about to learn quick but it took more time and gave less effect.Published 21 months ago by Sharofiddin Turaev
Is a good quality book, i just get bored of this kind of reading. Was good for reference but it didn't help me to do any magic.Published on 21 Feb. 2013 by Fernandohsa
A few months a go this book really help me to understand the basis of JS and to review some php content.Published on 6 Feb. 2013 by dmarcos