5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A good book,
This review is from: Learning PHP and MySQL (Paperback)
A decent introduction even if it is a little light at fewer than 400 pages to cover both PHP and MySQL.
With PHP being the fastest growing language for data driven websites and one of the most widely supported by web site hosting providers, this book gives you an easy entry into this world. It would have been better being more detailed in the more advanced areas, but that is a minor quibble, especially given the excellent coverage this book has of the basics of the PHP language.
While this book is more suited for those coming to programming (especially web programming) for the first time, anyone looking for more in-depth coverage of PHP or coming from a more experienced programming background might want to consider Programming PHP by Rasmus Lerdorf (the original author of PHP) also published by O'Reilly.