45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Best Investment I've Made!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Web Database Applications with PHP, and MySQL (Paperback)
I'm a 2nd year computing student, with limited experience of Perl and SQL. I'd never used PHP or MySQL and, with this book as my 'bible', I installed and configured the software and built an online voting application in a couple of weeks....and it's given me lots of other food for thought!
The book covers a very broad range of content - web protocols, database design, php essentials, sql, authentication, session management and much more. It doesn't skimp on detail, though - There's enough here to enable anyone with any relevant programming experience to build a web database application with PHP and MySQL. The style is very accessible - each topic is covered in tutorial style and then applied to an example application (an Online Winestore) which is developed throughout the book and the code is available to download.
I've got more out of this one book than any number of others combined - I'd highly recommend it.