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Linux Journal: Building Database Applications on the Web Using PHP3 [Book Review]

Aug 12, 2000, 19:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gaelyne R. Gasson)

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"...all of the database applications are listed using PostgreSQL exclusively. This could be forgiven if the front of the book had listed only the one type of database. Trying to use the examples as given require numerous modifications when used with MySQL."

"The bulk of the book is the Language and Function Reference for PHP3, and as stated in the preface, this section isn't a repeat of the PHP3 manual. Items are listed by functional category, and each item includes a short example on how to use it. Where required, further information on the item is given in a clearly boxed area. It provides a convenient off-line reference for PHP3, and seems to have had a great deal of time and effort put into it."

"Building Database Applications on the Web Using PHP3 doesn't live up to its title. It is a reasonable PHP3 reference, and it's nice to have this in a printed format. The writing style used is upbeat and pleasant, and the segments that cover detailed information are clear and understandable. The problem lies in the organization of the book, numerous typos and missing details."

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