Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One (Sams Teach Yourself All in One) Paperback – 29 May 2012
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About the Author
Julie C. Meloni is a technical consultant who has been developing web-based applications since the Web first saw the light of day. She has authored numerous books and articles on web-based programming and scripting languages and database topics, and you can find translations of her work in 18 different languages. She blogs at thickbook.com and nerdtripping.com―the latter reserved for tips and tricks for traveling while nerdy.
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This book really does labour over the basics, but it doesn't skip over anything and explains what every single line of code does and why it's there. By working through this book cover to cover (and doing all of the examples myself) I was able to become very proficient with PHP and MySQL in a matter of weeks and have never looked back. After completing this book I went on to create a fully fledged forum system with the languages to test my skills, and found that this book had taught me absolutely all of the skills I needed (besides HTML and CSS of course).
This is the perfect book for newcomers to the language, or programming in general, and I still use it regularly for general reference. This would not be well suited to someone looking for something more advanced, as it really is aimed at complete beginners.
Other reviewers here are mentioning problems setting up the PHP/MySQL/Apache stack. I can't comment on this as I've always just run it on a server, however if you do want to run it locally I would recommend ignoring the instructions and CD, and simply installing WAMP (or MAMP if you have a Mac) as this sets up the entire stack for you with just a few clicks.
In the end I installed Ubuntu and used 'apt-get install' within a linux terminal to install apache, php and postgresql (my preference over mysql).
Even taking this approach requires that you look at the net and make a few configuration file setting changes (mostly associated with access rights) to get it all working.
Others on the net have experienced the same problems that I encountered and with a little investigation and trial and error most people should be capable of getting the components to work.
I think that as the book suggests installing from source as being a good solution then it should dedicate a chapter to the set-up process requirements focused on what can go wrong and how to remedy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little bit early for me to give it a full review but so far it is worth at least 4 and probably at the end I would have voted 5*.Published on 7 July 2014 by Mr. Stanley Counsell
You start with the step by step instructions on how to install everything but none of it works. So unless you already know what you are doing install Apache servers, which I am... Read morePublished on 24 Aug. 2013 by Anthony Lee
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