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A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 [Paperback]

W. Jason Gilmore
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Jan. 10 2001 1893115852 978-1893115859 1

No matter what language you are familiar with, this book will benefit you. Beginning with a rapid introduction to PHP's syntax and basic functionality, you will swiftly understand PHP. The book then steers you toward advanced issues, like PHP's role in database manipulation, sessions, and user interactivity.

Author W.J. Gilmore also examines how PHP can work with XML, JavaScript, and the Component Object Model (COM). He loads the book with practical examples and several projects that can be immediately incorporated on any website. The invaluable A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 shows you how to make the most of PHP's powerful capabilities, regardless of your current scope of PHP knowledge.


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About the Author

W. Jason Gilmoreis a web developer and business consultant with more than 15 years of experience helping companies large and small build amazing software solutions. He has been teaching developers from around the world about web development for over a decade, having written six books, including the bestselling Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition and Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework, Second Edition.

Over the years Jason has been published more than 300 times within popular publications such as Developer.com, PHPBuilder.com, JSMag, and Linux Magazine, and instructed hundreds of students in the United States and Europe. Hes recently led the successful development and deployment of a 10,000+ product e-commerce project, and is currently working on a variety of new e-commerce initiatives. Jason is cofounder of the wildly popular CodeMash Conference, the largest multi-day developer event in the Midwest.


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1.0 out of 5 stars This book is overrated -- too many mistakes Feb. 22 2004
Format:Paperback
I'll have to concur with the anonymous reviewer. There are many mistakes throughout the code in this book. It's as if the code or the instructions were written without having been tested. I just thought I would add my weight to lower the average rating. This book is overrated.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lots of errors May 15 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
There are lots of errors in the code listings in this book, as well as a lot of typos in the text. This is not just annoying, but quite confusing. The concepts are explained well enough, but the errors really get in the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3 thumbs up Sept. 9 2002
By Mark
Format:Paperback
Not for newbies to programming but if you know the basics
of html and javascript and basic database stuff but want the
heads up on PHP then this book is great !!!... Just the facts described short, sweet and to the point. Examples are perfect
without being overly complex. Good stuff.
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A more appropriate title would have been 'An Introduction to PHP 4.0 for HTML Programmers'. The first five chapters cover basic programming concepts such as data types, conditional statements, functional programming, in arrays in very great detail. I found myself (a VB, C, and C++ programmer) skipping dozens of pages at a time. However, in addition to the basic theories, the book does do a good job explaining the various commands and functions PHP uses, although in a manner slightly more basic than I had expected.
Starting in chapter 6, however, Gilmore throws down new concepts fast and furiously. The quality of his explanations doesn't suffer, he simply covers more in a briefer period of time in a manner that a somewhat experienced programmer will easily understand.
On the whole, I was very impressed with this book. It does a fantastic job introducing PHP 4.0 and serves as a fantastic reference book as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 Thumbs UP! March 20 2002
Format:Paperback
The book gave me so much fundamental insights I needed to get started with PHP. The examples are easy to understand; explanations are to the point; and the entire book is so very practical. If anyone needs to purchase their first or second PHP4 book, this is the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Judge This Book By The Title Jan. 15 2002
Format:Paperback
As a Java Web programmer of a couple of years I found this book an excellent resource that got me working quickly. It is definitely not for the beginning programmer as there are other books better suited to that task. Mr. Gilmore presents PHP in a clear and concise format. In the first chapters he covers, as he should, the structure, language syntax, and logical constructs with sufficient prose to get the experienced programmer working quickly. I found the depth of these topic slightly more detailed than needed but I breezed through them. He even includes an entire chapter on Strings and Regular Expression if you need the refresher.
The second section is also well written and concise. He covers how to use PHP as a web scripting language and the database access aspects of it as well. If you are not familiar with how web apps work, Mr. Gilmore gets you workinq quickly with ideas and hints to using templates and dynamic page generation techniques. The chapters each complete with a sample PHP web app.
The final section covers XML, Javascript/COM, and security. The security chapter is a must read for beginnig PHP programmers so the don't leave gaping holes in there sites.
I highly recommend this book for any programmer looking to move to PHP. PHP is a high level productive web development environment and Mr. Gilmore made it even more so for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for an autodidact Jan. 13 2002
By hecate
Format:Paperback
This is a great book. I am not a professional programmer but have some experience with Perl and needed to use PHP. Gilmore's book not only got me going successfully with PHP, but has also taught me some essential things about programming, databases and how a web site works. The presentation is elegantly simple and an enormous amount of information and experience is transmitted in a small number of very astutely chosen examples of immediate usefulness. Congratulations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for an autodidact Jan. 13 2002
By hecate
Format:Paperback
This is a great book. I am not a professional programmer but have some experience with Perl and needed to use PHP. Gilmore's book not only got me going successfully with PHP, but has also taught me some essential things about programming, databases and how a web site works. The presentation is elegantly simple and an enormous amount of information and experience is transmitted in a small number of very astutely chosen examples of immediate usefulness. Congratulations.
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