Best book on PHP programming for newbies?

Philippines
February 7, 2007 7:19am CST
Can someone recommend the best book for PHP web programming? I'm trying to develop a website right now and I want to connect to a mysql database using php scripts.
3 responses
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
7 Feb 07
It depends on what kind of website are you developing. For example, if you need a content management system, then instead of coding it I would recomend the use of one open-source package like joomla, and the same goes for many other kind of sites. Now on books, I think that a good visit to php.net would help you a lot, there are a lot of information there, up to date and you possible won't need to spend money on any book. Possibly.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I'm trying to develop a website wherein the user can input data into the website, store the data in a mysql database and display the data in the website according to user queries. Can you suggest the fastest way that I can do this? Anyway,thanks for your suggestion. I'll try to check joomla and php.net.
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
8 Feb 07
Depending on the type of data, it is probable that a cms will handle it for you, and it can be a minor cms, not a full blown one, like joomla. Good luck for you.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
thanks once again. maybe i'll try joomla, i've also heard it from my friends.
@erique (467)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
i think you can the wrox one "Proggramer to proggramer" edition. they always avaible many kind of langguage like PHP, JAVA, ASP, C, etc with two version for beginer and profesional, so maybe you should try it from the beginner first. I learn php from that book too and it's easy to understand by me.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
hey thanks. I'll try to check the books you have suggested.
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
out of the topic suggestion I think you can use VTC or virtual training company they provide video tutorials I prefer it thou coz it shows you the actual stuff