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Development PHP Scripting?

Discussion in 'Software' started by DETN8R, 11 Apr 2004.

  1. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    where are some good sources to learn PHP scripting? seems like a very usefull thing to know.
     
  2. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    to learnhow to program PHP (;)( i found a book very useful... Sam in 24 hours is great! If you dont wanna spend money, then a combination of www.webmonkey.com and www.php.net is, or should be all you need :)
     
  3. ajack

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    As Bogomip said, the PHP manual is very indepth. A quick google for beginners php should also yield some results. I'm currently reading PHP Fast & Easy Web Development which isnt so bad :)
     
  4. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    I've read through "Beginning PHP4" by Wankyu Choi, Allan Kent, Chris Lea, Ganesh Prasad, and Chris Ullman. It's a really great resource. It approaches things from the eyes of a beginner but goes pretty in depth with things (it's about 2" thick so it goes plenty into things).

    But, if you're not looking for a book per se, I'd have to agree with the other replies and say the php.net documentation is great. They have some good example scripts for about every function.
     
  5. Naked_Dave

    Naked_Dave What's a Dremel?

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    I have the same book as mookie, and I'd certainly recommend it.
     
  6. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    I finally gave into all the emails and I bougt "Build your own Database Driven Website using PHP and MySQL" from www.sitepoint.com and within 2 months I got a job as a php scriptor. (I had never touched PHP before purchasing the book) So I'm going to highly reccomend it, but I've never bought any other PHP books, so I can't really say.

    The biggest advice I can give you is read through the first few chapters of the PHP manual! They've got some GREAT tips that would have saved me HOURS of work!
     
  7. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    All in all, it comes down to reading a lot. About any book should be good. I would sugest buying a book though because, at least personally, i like having something that I can glance at quickly and hold in my hand when I want the information.
     
  8. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    me too, i couldnt have got where i am today with PHP if i hadnt have hada book. It so much nicer than having to navigate vast websites for exactly what you want :)
     
  9. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    If you want a nice in-between, I've heard www.informit.com 's $150/yr plan is pretty nice... you can read up to 120 books in a year on a wide range of topics. The only downside is no paper-copy unless you print it out yourself.
     
  10. MechWarrior

    MechWarrior What's a Dremel?

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