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  • Paperback: 909 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (December 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861002963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861002969
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18.5 x 5.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,040,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher

Online discussion of the topics in this book available at Wrox's P2P site.

This book is for:
Developers that want to add a professional edge to their web applications. Programmers who are either new to the web paradigm of development or experienced CGI programmers who are looking for the speed and convenience of a new technology.
A working knowledge of HTML is assumed.

About the Author

Wrox has assembled a team of PHP experts to share their experience with you: Chris Scollo, Jesus Castagnetto and Sascha Schumann are site architects and builders who have employed PHP to run powerful, state-of-the-art web locations. Chris and Jesus have also written widely on PHP online.

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I bought "Beginning PHP4" first, expecting to learn more later from "Professional PHP". Unfortunately, the "Professional" book was written in 1999 and mostly covers PHP3; the first half of this book is introductory material similar to that covered in "Beginning". The "Beginning" book was written in 2000, and covers PHP4. Therefore, the two books don't confer a chronological sense of "Part 1" and "Part 2", as I had anticipated.
In my opinion, if you have one of these two Wrox books, you won't need the other. Since "Beginning PHP4" is newer, get that one for an excellent introduction to the subject, then get "PHP Black Book" or another advanced book to continue your studies.
By the way, I hope that "extremeperl" gives more thought to book ratings in the future. He gave this book a 1 star rating because he thought that PHP was a poorly written language, and preferred Perl. Since the authors had no hand in creating the PHP language, it's extremely unfair to criticize PHP by giving poor ratings to this book ...
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As someone that reads computer books, you have probably read a *lot* of disappointing ones while holding onto an ideal the Perfect Computer Book. Unfortunately, this book would more likely be classified as the former. It is quite bloated, including even a section on HTML in the back. This is more of a reference than a tutorial, although falls shorts to being an ideal reference. It does, however, include quite a bit of information and can often be helpful. I periodically find myself looking up stuff on this book while doing PHP programming.
If this was the only PHP book on the market, you wouldn't be bad off with this book. However, there has to be better books out there, so I would recommend that your search for a PHP programming book does not stop with this book.
As for other options, I consider _PHP Essentials_ by Julie C. Meloni an extremely good book, except that it lacks information with templates, which I consider a major flaw. Although I still like using books for PHP programming, PHP's website, php.net, is a very essential resource while programming.
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I bought this book to supplement a graduate class in which we were researching a solution for an online automobile insurance application. We compared C++, PERL, ASP, JSP, and PHP.
If you have programmed with another language, I would recommend this book. The syntax of loops, ifs, and case statements was covered. The object-oriented model of PHP was also expained. The book covered the two subjects I was primarily concerned with: databases and LDAP. These subjects are treated with vague explanations and some examples. I thought the examples were a bit skimpy and hard to follow. Some people have recommended using the online documentation. I would recommend buying this book to get a good foundation of PHP. Then, buy the PHP developer's cookbook to find solutions to problems you encounter. The online documentation is good as a reference manual. This book is good for some reference, but mostly to read from beginning to end in order to uncover the power of PHP. Once you understand the principles behind PHP, you can scour the web and the "Cookbook" for specific code for the solution you have devised within the limitations of PHP.
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Okay - let's start by criticizing the bad parts. In my opinion at least, this book does not neccessarily cover good programming practices. I.e - html and php code are frequently mixed up in the same programs, which is usually not a good idea if you want to keep your logic separated from your design. It's almost always a good idea to have html separated from logic since you can much more easily change the design (using your favorite web-editor, which most probably won't understand PHP and will report constant errors in your code).
Also, I think the book focuses too much on MySQL as the backend database. I know that mysql is very popular and does a great job in many circumstances, but the reason why I got this book was to learn PHP, not Mysql. I really needed a couple of more references and programming examples when you need to use PHP against other Databases, which in my case is Oracle 8i.
This was my first book for PHP, a language I almost stumbled into by accident after spending lots and lots of time trying to figure out Microsoft's (in my view) arcane and difficult coding methods for .ASP and .NET. Not so with PHP! It's easy and quickly learned - and this book really enhanced my experience, touching on many subjects that I had problems grasping when learning from various disconnected tutorials lying around the web.
It starts by showing you how to integrate PHP directly into your HTML, which, as I said, might be good for small one or two-page apps (and is also by many considered to PHP's greatest strength, but not really great if you need to write more of a web *application* per se. It also really covers arrays and functions in a good way, plus provides a good many (lengthy!) examples as the conclusion of the book.
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