PHP Book for programmer

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

  1. Mac Player macrumors regular

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

    TIA
     
  2. macsrules macrumors regular

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  3. Darran macrumors member

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    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

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    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 sitepoint.com for more info about the book.

    Good luck.

    Kris.
     
  5. Mac Player thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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