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Fat Tone
11th March 2003, 00:53
Title says it all. We need to stock up with some good references on the above. Anyone have any favourites?

Thanks

T.

Edit: And does anyone have an opinion on www.sitepoint.com and the book 'Build your own database driven website using PHP & MySQL' by Kevin Yank? They push it very hard (as you would expect).

Edit: Adding IIS & Apache to the list.

GNEP
11th March 2003, 02:15
Anything O'Reilly is generally pretty good.

And the "in a nutshell" series can be good introductions.

George

Gurm
11th March 2003, 04:22
I'm kinda partial to the wrox books, but for PHP the best reference is the PHP manual, available as a Windows Help File from the PHP folks themselves. ;)

- Gurm

dbdg
11th March 2003, 10:03
Assuming you use DMX for starting with PHP and MySQL this is not a bad book, although you do have to check the online Errata.

http://www.gl****aus.com/bookinfo.asp?BookID=61

Only PHP and MySQL book I have ever read and I have nearly finished converting my site from HTML. (It used to be 4500 pages. lol)

Taz
11th March 2003, 13:58
I found the following book very useful although I have the first edition, but I guess the second should be even better :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/067232525X/qid=1047419811/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_3_4/026-2734033-0845262

omegaRED
12th March 2003, 01:33
Sam`s Teach Yourself PHP in 24hrs (i know how 24hrs sounds, but paired with the PHP manual, you`d be on your way in no time flat)

Fat Tone
12th March 2003, 01:36
Thanks for all the suggestions :)

GNEP
12th March 2003, 01:48
Also "Kane and Abel" by Jeffry Archer is quite good.

Or maybe not :D

Fat Tone
12th March 2003, 01:58
I guess I need to be wary of your recommendations then ... :D