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The Web Wizard's Guide to PHP Paperback – Aug 19 2002


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (Aug. 19 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321121740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321121745
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.1 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,130,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a brief introduction to PHP that shows readers with little or no previous Web programming experience how to empower their Web sites with PHP This book requires no previous programming experience. It provides realistic full-color screen shots and code examples. Demonstrates all the basic PHP language features. Shows how to create surveys and order processing systems. Shows how to write PHP scripts that can save data into files on a Web server. This book is designed for readers with limited programming skills who want to learn to use PHP; as well as students taking a Web design course where PHP is used.

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Format: Paperback
I teach an introductory web sequence that includes some PHP. I use this book because it has good explanations instead of doing lite coverage of everything that's done on the web.
The book's website is hosed, however. Ignore it as they have ignored my pleas for fixing it. By Fall I'll probably have a version that does what the book says it does.
Thin is OK if the book is good. This book is both.
As you work through the book, get acquainted with the manual at [...] - it'll take you the next step.
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By A Customer on Oct. 8 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a very good introduction to scripting using PHP.
The books has lots of diagrams and examples. I have worked through several examples and still refer to the diagrams
to quickly look up things I forgotten. The code examples are
short and have detailed code walk throughs that really help understand them.
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By Rod Ford on Oct. 2 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent introduction to programming on the web with PHP. It doesn't require that you have any programming background before diving into the book.
Although it is a little shorter than I would have liked, it's a great book to get you started with PHP.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Great Introduction To PHP and Scripting Oct. 8 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very good introduction to scripting using PHP.
The books has lots of diagrams and examples. I have worked through several examples and still refer to the diagrams
to quickly look up things I forgotten. The code examples are
short and have detailed code walk throughs that really help understand them.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Read the book, dump their site, then move onto [...] Feb. 19 2004
By John Beckett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I teach an introductory web sequence that includes some PHP. I use this book because it has good explanations instead of doing lite coverage of everything that's done on the web.
The book's website is hosed, however. Ignore it as they have ignored my pleas for fixing it. By Fall I'll probably have a version that does what the book says it does.
Thin is OK if the book is good. This book is both.
As you work through the book, get acquainted with the manual at [...] - it'll take you the next step.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good intro to PHP Oct. 2 2002
By Rod Ford - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a PHP instructor, I found this book to be an excellent introduction to programming on the web with PHP. It doesn't require that you have any programming background before diving into the book. My students did well with this book but it just wasn't enough material for a semseter.

Although it is a little shorter than I would have liked, it's a great book to get you started with PHP. This book is a good companion to Core PHP.
Written for PHP 4 (not the current version of PHP at the time of this review) June 7 2009
By whiskywhiskee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I can not comment on the quality of the instruction in this book because I stopped reading it once I discovered it is written for PHP 4.0 (mentioned on page 5, last paragraph). I gave it three stars to give it the benefit of the doubt.

There are probably valid parts of this book, but if you're interested in learning PHP 5 (the current version of PHP at the time of this review), you might consider Larry Ullman's PHP for the World Wide Web , third edition (Visual QuickStart Guide). I have not completed the book yet, but so far it is very thorough (Larry Ullman's book, that is) with clear explanation and useful appendices for installing XAMPP(Windows) or MAMP(Mac), which have the components you will need to develop locally with PHP on your computer. It will provide the reader with a strong foundation in PHP.

Please note that PHP for the World Wide Web, third edition (Visual QuickStart Guide) does not discuss theoretical concepts of object oriented programming (as stated by its author). He treats this subject in another one of his books. But a good start, however, with an introduction to databases and structured query language in Chapter 12.
Good Feb. 8 2007
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book came in brand new condition. Amazon took a while to actually send the book even though they said it was available for shipping, but once they sent it, it arrived quickly.


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