Media praise for Learning PHP and MySQL
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"I'm fairly impressed with the book, and wonder how much less abuse I would have gotten in email lists had I actually had this book. Don't worry, email lists aren't quite that bad, but they have their moments...Overall, a KnowProSE 8 out of 10. A good book which allows people to progress at their own rate, and to explore the things which interest them beyond the scope of the book."
-- , KnowProSE.com
"Learning PHP & MySQL by Michele E. Davis and Jon A. Phillips is targeting graphic designers, Flash developers and others who build web sites but want to know more about the programming side of things. It assumes a basic knowledge of HTML and the web in general. Theres really nothing in this book that anyone with an interest in programming and access to a computer couldnt use to expand their skills a bit...All in all, the book is worth the $30 to someone starting out."
-- , Zend Developer Zone
"...anyone interested in web design or open source technology will apreciate this guide to creating popular web sites. From enhancing an old site to building a new one from scratch, the best applications for the best results are covered here."
-- , California Bookwatch
"The authors do an excellent job of starting from the beginning, assuming no prior knowledge of either PHP or MySQL. In fact the only assumptions that the authors seem to make is that you have a very basic understanding of HTML. After working through the book and the detailed examples, anyone should be able to write basic programs that meet common needs as well as create and interface with a MySQL database...very highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn the basics of using this very powerful combination to create a database-driven dynamic website."
-- , Harold's Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review
"The use of PHP and MySQL can move a static Web site to a contemporary interactive site. The authors cover the use of Apache, PHP, and MySQL and introduce programming concepts that are necessary for understanding how to implement the technologies."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing