Get up to speed fast with this exciting language,
By A Customer
This review is from: Core PHP Programming (Paperback)If your looking to get up to speed with PHP and are reasonably comfortable with C or C++ then this is your answer. From getting the distribution of PHP compiled (on Linux) or just installed (Windows) you will be admiring your first working scripts within the hour.
Somehow Mr Atkinson weaves straight, comprehensive information directly into an interesting prose. The reference sections have been thorough enough for me to get my work done without questions going unanswered.
With comprehensive coverage of the major database management systems available you will be able to confidently put together your DBMS powered Web Site in no time.
My only suggestion for the third edition would be a more comprehensive index to the function reference sections as you sometimes have to guess how a function would be classified before you can identify it.
Altogether a very good package from Leon Atkinson, who is a active contributor to the PHP movement.
Note to the Author: What we need now is a cook book!