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Re: [vox-tech] book recommendation: php




I second Rod's opinion.  Of the two PHP books I've tried (Professional
PHP by Wrox and the PHP Blackbook) I've found the content to jump from
basic programming to not-very-helpful-yet-complecated examples.  I started
mostly with the manual, and I still use it every day.  The only downside
of the manual is that if you don't know it exists, you don't know to go
looking for it, and you might find it easier in a good "in a nutshell"
style book ...

Here's an example.  I spent way more time than I needed to writing a
string parsing routine that stipped ascii returns and replaced them with
<br> ("\n" to "<br>").  After struggling with it not quite doing what I
wanted, I found that php has a function that does just that.

So it all depends on how you work/search.

Dave


On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Rod Roark wrote:

> I've always just used their on-line manual.  It's very good.
>
>   http://www.php.net/manual/en/
>
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
>
> On Tuesday 04 June 2002 08:49 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > if i were to have just *one* book on php, what would people recommend?
> >
> > i'd prefer to have a book that assumes i know what a if/else do/while
> > constructs are.   i know what arrays and strings are; i just want to
> > know how to do them with php.   :)
> >
> > so maybe a good reference book.   i've found o'reilly's html book to be
> > precisely what i'm looking for (for html).
> >
> > any recommendations for php?
> >
> > pete
>
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