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citizenkeys · 2013-04-04 · Original thread
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329166

This is "the" php book that everybody uses to learn php and mysql. It's also the book I used years ago. It covers both php and mysql, which is good because both are consistently used together.

mattyb · 2010-07-09 · Original thread
I applaud your efforts, but those tutorials are old and crusty. Please get a good book or two.

http://www.amazon.com/Learning-MySQL-JavaScript-Step-Step/dp...

http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Web-Development-4th/dp/06723...

Don't buy both, too much overlap. Just pick the one you like. The latter is long, but worth it. I've got more recommendations if you're interested.

mudge · 2007-08-21 · Original thread
Do want to learn Web programming? PHP is probably the easiest programming language to learn for server-side web programming. I've read several books on PHP and looked over a bunch, and a lot are pretty good, but one of the best is this one: http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Development-Developers-Libra...

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