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Re: [vox-tech] book recommendation: php



I don't have the pocket reference to compare, but after glancing through
the online reference, I think the pocket reference might be the printed,
smaller version of the online reference :)

-Mark


On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> i think i might go with just using the online reference, but also
> picking up the o'reilly pocket reference from nerdbooks.com for off-line
> reading.
>
> using the online manual, i was able to whip this up in just a few
> *minutes*.   it's quite a good manual!
>
> http://www.dirac.org/p/crypto/index.php3
>
> basically, it takes a string and encrypts it using a single substitution
> cipher.   eventually, i'd like to turn this into an interactive
> cryptogram site.
>
> php is _cool_.
>
> ok, curiosity satified.  going back to real work...
>
> pete
>
>
>
>
> begin David Margolis <margolid@ecs.csus.edu>
> >
> > 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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