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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Nice book, but lots of typos June 11 2011
By Photoguy - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book to learn the basics of MySQL and get a background in PHP beyond what I happened to pick up on my own. This book is good, a little funny (as all For Dummies books should be), an easy read, and full of good information. It doesn't really go into much detail on what PHP can do except for in terms of MySQL. (I guess, get a book dedicated to just PHP if you want to learn what the language can really do.)

The biggest problem I have with this book is the countless typos, particularly in the code (which is the worst place for typos). Pretty disappointing for a 4th edition. For example, on the very last page (438, the index), it lists, under 'Y', ysquli_num_fields($result) function, but it is actually "mysqli....." (with the m in front). It is sometimes inconsistant with variable functions (like $firstname vs $firstName) which can cause problems, it talks about the "xor" operator but refers to it once as "or" which causes confusion, most of the time the die() function is used, there is a space before the parenthesis (which I haven't tested myself to see if that is ok, but I would think a function needs the parenthesis right after the word with no space). Some other things that annoy me are more annoying than they are serious, like inconsistant spacing in code, or I saw once where the '$' mark before an in-text variable name that wasn't formatted with the same font as the variable name itself. Also, the author's use of HTML doesn't really jive with me (some minor coding problems) but it's not a huge deal either. Or, there are some places where quote marks in code are bottom-quote-marks (looks like double-commas) instead of normal quote marks as they should look. These are mainly annoyances and not serious problems if you know to keep your eyes open.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Should be called PHP & MYSQL for those who know it already April 4 2013
By Edwin Ramos Jr - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is more of a reference for those who have already learned PHP & MYSQL. I had no idea what was going on and was hoping it was a little more instructional. Stay away if you're just a beginner. This book is NOT for you.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent tutorial, but not a good reference June 5 2010
By Bernard Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent tutorial for someone who already knows how to program and wants to learn PHP and MySQL. It describes many of the callable functions available in the language, but it tells you to go to the PHO web site for a complete list of all the functions and features. The reason I bought a book is so that I can have the book open in front of me and not have to jump back and forth to the web site to look stuff up.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good solid review of PHP and MySql Sept. 5 2013
By C. A. Snow - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book while writing a web app. Although I had some previous experience, I didn't have much in PhP and the book did an excellent job of describing the basics. Similarly, with MySqL I had little experience and it really helped.
The book has you work through examples, and then has the programs written out later on so you can go look at what they did.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
read it and completed the assignments Nov. 4 2010
By R. Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
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There are a few errors and it's plain that the database was designed by a programmer. I got it to work at [...] . I've since moved on to Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites (Animal Guide). Peace.


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