Php???

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by diogosgp, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I don't know whether here is the place to ask this question or note. Sorry in advance. But I'm looking for a PHP book for beginners and focus on Mac (if is that possible).

    Cheers
     
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    jiminaus

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    What specifically are you wanting to do with PHP on Mac?

    I don't know if there would be a whole book focusing on PHP on the Mac, because (at least server-side) PHP on the Mac isn't that much different to PHP on any Unix. Initial searches seems to confirm this.

    I did find a Mac-focused web development book. Vengh (2010) Web Development with the Mac, Wiley. It includes a chapter on PHP. It might be useful next to a general PHP book.
     
  3. Yellowstone2012, Jul 14, 2011
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    macrumors regular

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    The right place to post this is in the Web Design and Developement forum of MacRumors. (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=58)

    Now of days, I wouldn't buy a book for learning a programming language; the book is outdated by the time its released*. I would go to w3schools.com and learn PHP, HTML5, CSS, etc there. (why pay when you can learn it for free?) I recommend keeping a personal website (wordpress, blogger, to keep track of your learning progress)

    For regular programming languages, look up tutorials online. This is why the internet is there, use the net to your advantage!

    Hope this helps!

    *One prime example is the Professional XNA Programming book by Wrox, whose code was written with XNA pre 2.0, even though the author states XNA 2.0 wasn't out at the time of writing. Just a heads up. (http://p2p.wrox.com/book-profession...bn-978-0-470-12677-6/71192-book-horrible.html)
     
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    jiminaus

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    #4
    You might also want to look at MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP). It's the Mac-equivalent of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I also recommend developing on your own computer so you won't screw up your live site.
     

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