(Want to learn) Php

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by chepistolas, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. chepistolas macrumors member

    chepistolas

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    I want to learn php. What is a book do you guys/girls recommend me reading? I know there is online help but I rather read a book with tutorials.

    Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently reading Larry Ullman's "PHP for the world wide web". It's a little bit old (2001) but it's all they had at the library. You can find it the latest edition here. It seems to cover all of the bases and I really like the Visual QuickStart Guides way of explanation.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    PHP.net, and especially their browseable and searchable online manual is invaluable... :)

    I've made myself a Firefox search engine to that manual, and it is one of my top 5 most used...
     

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  4. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    I think it depends on what your programming background is. If you've studied java or c++ or something similar, then you probably don't need anything more than the references @ php.net.
     
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  6. chepistolas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I am kind of hessitant to keeping myself in front of an LCD but I guess it is free. The only coding experience that I have is some C and turbo pascal in high school, and some Java in college. I like coding HTML.XHTML and CSS if that helps. :)
     

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