If you are experience in ANY programmig this is not for you... However if you are brand new to programming and to PHP this will walk you through the basics.
Easy reading, easy to follow, simple theory, and multiple examples of the same thing with different changes.
Minuses: Simple Theory, BAD logic in code.. there is no OOP and to many examples of the same thing.
again i have to stress... this will walk you through the very basics of php/mysql.. if you already know ASP or another language get a more advanced book.