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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Manag&hellip by Marc Delisle
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Last year, I reviewed Mastering phpMyAdmin 2.11 for Packt, and said it was overall a comprehensive book, but with a few points that I would change.

I was sent a copy of Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 a few weeks ago and after reading it, I can see that most of the points I mentioned have been addressed, and I know from other sources that the points that were not changed have good reasons for them (screenshots and we/our speech are very good for people that are not familiar with the subject).

There are many reviews of this book already online, so I will mostly describe how this edition is different from the previous one. In short, though, I would say that this version is much… Read more
Learning PHP Data Objects by Dennis Popel
Learning PHP Data Objects by Dennis Popel
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Overview: Learning PHP Data Objects, by Dennis Popel, is an introduction to PDO, which walks through the building of a believable test example - a library manager for your home library. Each chapter introduces a new facet of PDO and shows how to rewrite the appropriate parts of the application to slot the new ideas in. Very clear and easy to read. Non-PDO subjects are appropriately kept to the appendices.

I really couldn't find very much about this book that I didn't like. Ignoring the appendices, the book is 154 pages purely devoted to teaching PDO through examples, including error handling, working with BLOBs, even the creation of the M in MVC (Models).

I mentioned… Read more
Mastering Phpmyadmin 2.11 for Effective MySQL Mana&hellip by Marc Delisle
4.0 out of 5 stars authoritive and detailed, 30 April 2008
In short, my review is this: overall, the book detailed everything I can think of (and more) about phpMyAdmin - I learned about some features in phpMyAdmin that I was not already aware of. I would ask for less screenshots, more how-tos and less 3rd-person speech for the next revision, but if there are any questions I have about phpMyAdmin, the answers are in this book.

I use phpMyAdmin only occasionally, when I can't get direct access to the database in question (I'm a console jockey - there's nothing like the thrill of tappity-tapping away, knowing that you're doing Important Stuff and ...well, yeah - geek).

I've used phpMyAdmin since forever, so was familiar with its… Read more

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