PHP Book for programmer

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Mac Player, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Mac Player macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    Hi, what is the best book to start coding some php for a programmer that already knows C, Ruby, Python and Java?

  2. macsrules macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
  3. Darran macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2008
    I have actually purchased 2 of Larry Ullman's books to help me with PHP, according to many, he is highly recommended. Spent about 64 USD on his books from Amazon.
  4. kriskkalu macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2007
    Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL - By Kevin Yank

    Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL - By Kevin Yank
    is a really great book. It's now in it's 3rd edition.

    I built this dating site from reading his book.

    Visit for more info about the book.

    Good luck.

  5. Mac Player thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    Thanks everyone. I already read the php tutorials from the wc3 schools and I found out php to be quite horrid (had some contact with rails before). Anyway I saw this framework which allows me to map URLs to functions inside a php file. The fact is I don't really understand how that magic works that's why I want to learn php more deeply before using it.
  6. alembic macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2005
    Development Tools

    Hi Kris, your site is like what I've been wanting to create as well, a fun way to explore web development on the LAMP platform (in contrast my office projects are all ASP.NET). What development tools are you using, in particular the IDE? Thanks.

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