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dotcomma: Professional PHP Programming [Book Review]

Aug 12, 2000, 14:12 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Whether you need this book for a reference or for a comprehensive tutorial on PHP, this book will do the job. This book is obviously not for you if you just need a quick understanding of PHP, or if you've never programmed before. If this is the case, you may find that there is too much detail included in this book. The chapters are very well defined, however, so you may choose to read just the chapters that you need. You should definitely have programming experience before starting this book; the book is truly geared to make its reader a professional PHP programmer."

"I felt that the most interesting part of the book was the four case studies... Because they concentrated on real-life applications (a shopping cart application, discussion software, an email application, and a database browser), they were extremely useful and attention-grabbing."

"Although the book is extremely long, Professional PHP Programming is crammed with material and examples to ensure that you understand the material. I feel that this book would be most suited for people who already have a working knowledge of PHP, but want to take that knowledge to a new level. If you're considering this book, you will get a lot out of it if you have some experience with PHP, or at least another programming language, first. Professional PHP Programming is a very easy read, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to increase their level of proficiency in PHP."

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