I really want to learn php and I've heard the book
Php and Mysql for Dynamic Web Sites by Larry Ulman is pretty good.
Does anyone hear have some input on this book or others that might be helpful?
You would be better starting of with Php and Mysql for dummies book, you know them series, there good for begginers.
Thanks for the feedback, but the few Dummies books I've looked at really don't impress me.
They tried to approach everything from a "humerous" point of view, and in my opinion, missed the technical end of it. Even though. if I come across one for PHP I'm sure I'll check it out.
I have a book which is about php and mysql~
but it is Chinese~
Yes, the web has an enormous amount of information concerning PHP, It's really overwhelming. Problem is, I can't sit down at work with my computer during break time. Sometimes i just can't get to my computer or the internet. Those times I like to just get comfortable with a book.
I think my biggest problem is, in my little "sphere of being", so to speak, I don't personally know any other people interested in computer programing or web design. I literally have no one to ask technical questions to.
And yes, forums are nice and comes in handy, but nothing beats face-to-face communication.
In lieu of communication I personally find a good, well written book does wonders. Sometimes members of forums just don't know the answer or sometimes the "topic question" may turn into a whole new topic that has nothing to do with the original question.
Anyway, I just wouldn't mind having a good book.
Thanks for all the replies and advice!
PHP & MySQL for Dummies by Janet Valade is the best thing going, its quick and easy, and makes a good foundation for learning the language but you do have to know HTML