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Simple, but with some key omissions
on 25 November 2010
This book has lots of simple examples and hand-holding to get you from the initial download of the software through to writing PHP code.
However, the MySQL chapters are found heavily wanting.
There's a whole chapter on installing MySQL and writing SQL queries, but just a few pages on how to get PHP to connect to a database and even less content on how to actually query the database and manipulate the data.
There are a few examples in the very last chapter where you can see the database functions in action, but unfortunately, with very little explanation.
This book certainly does not deserve 5 stars because of the omission of key content. The cover promises so much, and fails to deliver.