18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
More than the title suggests - a very useful book,
By A Customer
This review is from: MySQL/PHP Database Applications (M&T Books) (Paperback)Although I haven't completed the book, the first half or so has been very useful. It tells you about the technology behind PHP and MySQL, alternatives before carefully going through in stages how to achive various tasks. The book shows common pitfalls and things to avoid and gives reasons. I've found it useful to expand my knowledge of PHP, and learn a lot more about MySQL and relational databases (of which I knew nothing before). As a beginner to MySQL the book has taken me though how they work, why they operate the way they do etc...
If you're going to be using MySQL with PHP, or are thinking about it, then this book will help immensly. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't already have some programming experience. You'll need that first, with some HTML. Overall, an outstanmding choice.