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2.0 out of 5 stars A Basic Introduction, 11 July 2007
This review is from: PHP and MySQL For Dummies (Paperback)
This book provides a decent introduction to PHP and MySQL, however it is nowhere near as comprehensive as I hoped, and completely insufficient for intermediates and above.

If you're looking to learn PHP, the best place is the PHP.net website. It has some good tutorials in its online manual. The MySQL website, however is a little more cryptic and harder to use as a reference, which is why I bought this book.

This book did give me the basics I needed to start integrating PHP and MySQL. However, it really doesn't delve deeply enough into the huge potential that these two languages provide.

Furthermore, its front-page, trademarked claim to be "A Reference for the Rest of Us" is way off the mark. I'm now at a relatively advanced stage in PHP & MySQL programming, I need a book where I can quickly look up a function or technique for a reminder on its usage. This book is not an easy to use reference of that manner, nor does it have a particularly useful index. A lot of MySQL functions, for example, are not listed. A big improvement would have been to have had a function reference as an appendix.

My advice is if both PHP and MySQL are new to you, and you need something easy to follow to start, then this book should help. Otherwise, it's not really worth it.
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