PHP and MySQL Web Development (Developer’s Library) (Paperback)

PHP and MySQL Web Development (Developer's Library) ReviewPHP and MySQL Web Development introduces readers (who are assumed to have little or no experience with the title subjects) to PHP and MySQL for the purpose of creating dynamic Internet sites. It teaches the same skills as introductory Active Server Pages (ASP) and ColdFusion books–technologies which address the same niche. Authors Luke Welling and Laura Thomson’s technique aims to get readers going on their own projects as soon as possible. They present easily digestible sections on specific technical processes–“Accessing Array Contents” and “Using Encryption with PHP” are two examples. Each section centres on a sample program that strips the task at hand down to its essentials, enabling the reader to fit the process into his or her own solutions as required. Tables that list options and other nuggets of reference material appear as well, but the many examples and the authors’ commentary on them take centre stage. For reference material on MySQL, have a (more…)


  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Makes you think!
    Great book even for casual programmers like me. The book makes you think about web development in another light: Dynamic websites – shifting content, easy updating, consitency…

  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    A surpassed book, nowadays PHP is not the same language as described in this book. Even MySQL has evolved beyond what is explained here.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent book for beginners and advanced users
    This is an excellent book with a good layout and explainations. The added advantage is that it also comes with the source code to all examples in the book.

  4. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    I was quite looking forward to using this book based on previous high ratings but was utterly disappointed straight away. In my opinion, this is definitely not for beginners.

  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Very poor binding
    I haven’t got around to reading this yet but I must say I’m extremely disappointed in the quality of the binding.

  6. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Same old rubbish
    This is like reading any old example based book – wrox are the leaders in these type of books and they are garbage at it.

  7. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very good
    This book is very good and comes with a handy cd with a pdf document on for handy references on the computer or if you dont want to lug the book around (it is quite heavy)…

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent and well used resource
    If you’re new to PHP & MySQL development, you will not find a more comprehensive resource to take you forward.

  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrible – Hasn’t Helped Me Once
    I got this book a couple years ago as I needed to start making my static website more manageable with SQL and PHP.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    I bought this to learn from scratch PHP. It’s an excellent book and has brillient examples. I had a working web site up and running within a week including security and…


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