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LinuxWorld.com.au: Book Review: PHP 4 Bible

Nov 23, 2000, 17:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The book begins by explaining the essence of PHP to a reader who may know little about it. The benefits of the open source licensing and "free" nature of PHP are discussed, as are usability issues such as its cross-platform nature and inbuilt database connectivity."

"The book is pitched from beginner to advanced levels, but a working knowledge of HTML is a necessary starting point as the explanations of PHP script assume this. The chapter Adding PHP to HTML explains the connection between HTML and the server-side PHP. The book is full of examples written in PHP that go a long way to illustrate the written explanations."

"Overall, PHP 4 Bible makes a good resource for someone looking to take up PHP programming in an integrated Web/database environment. It ties in well with the sample code provided and the companion Web site. Unfortunately, there is not enough reference to version 4 enhancements to give justice to the book's title."

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