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02-07-2011, 01:53 PM
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Am new to php and mysql and i need some useful books(tutorials) or suggestion on how to learn it efficiently.

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02-07-2011, 02:37 PM
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php for dummies. Those dummie books are good for everything.

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02-08-2011, 12:48 AM
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Php for dummies man !
The best book to beginners

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The for dummies series is generally the worst out there. I havent read PHP for dummies but I have gone though about five others and they are all poorly written.

I learned from online tutorials ( and and PHP in Easy Steps. PHP in Easy Steps and tizag are responsible for most of my initial learning, but overall stuff found on google is responsible for about 99% of what I know.

Dont expect to learn how to program straight from a book. Programming can only be learned though practice and trial. While books and guides are an essential part of that, don't get too hung up on the particular book you choose.

Lastly, I recommend you read my article on asking effective questions, it will help a lot when you have trouble programming.

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I agree with village genius, dummies books aren't very well written. I learned first through and, but possibly the best way to learn is to look at pre-made scripts and then analyze them. If you don't know what something does, then look it up on or the above websites. That's how you get the real XP...

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Beginning ebooks :
PHP/MySQL Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Building a Web Site Using PHP and MySQL
Learning PHP, MySQL
PHP for the World Wide Web
KillerPHP - Beginner PHP Course

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Look up a few tutorials and work on some scripts. The best practice you can get

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PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition) is very good for beginner.

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PHP dummies is a good book.I am also using site for reference.You can clear any doubt regarding the commands in this site.It helped me a lot in the beginning.

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I have PHP for dummies on my shelf and I do not recommend it, I would personally look into buying a couple of books

O'Reilly - Programming PHP 2nd ed (Good for begginers guides)
O'Reilly - PHP Cookbook 2nd ed (Handy for quick fixes or programming solutions)
PHP & MySQL for dummies, (not great but meh, its on the shelf)

O'Reilly - MySQL Cookbook 2nd ed (Once again handy for problems, no good for general learning thou)

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