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Print Length: 190 pages
Publisher: Rails Excel SharePoint AngularJS Access Lamp ActionScript VBA Photoshop Illustrator ColdFusion Teach Yourself (February 24, 2015)
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
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I would say more than halfway through the book was good and very easy to understand.But afterward more than half in, the explanation wasn't clear (-1) and the writer needs a lot of editing (-.5).Therefore, I'm giving this book 3 years.I would advice the author to give information regards to downloading PHP/MySQL for user to type in to practice the coding.
I am starting a programming course soon to get me ready to start my degree in Computer Science. I decided to pick this up to get a bit of a head start before starting the course as I am an absolute beginner. The book is very well laid out and written in a clear and easy to understand manner even for a beginner like me. I actually learnt a lot more than I expected from just one book and feel a lot more confident going into my course as I have already started working on a few projects myself.Overall this is an excellent book for beginners who want to learn PHP. The book starts with the very basics and has a nice smooth learning curve that is easy to follow. This book teaches you everything you need to know and requires no previous knowledge or experience before starting.
From the get go, the book is straight to the point. It immediately starts to guide you through the basics of PHP. The most appealing part of the book is that it focuses on the PHP tool set to enable you to write a program successfully, rather than forcing you to write a program that you have no interest in. Definitely a good buy for beginners that's trying to figure out the basics of PHP.
This book is amazing. I have been operating my own network of websites for the last 3 to 4 years. I have spent tons of money paying other people to repair my sites. I have tried to do some things for myself over this time period but just gave up in frustration. I have read other material on the subject but it was presented in a complicated manner. Ray Yao has written this book in a straight forward easy to follow manner that has me excited to begin actually DOING the things I have learned. Book is well written and would be beneficial to beginner and experienced alike.
PHP is no longer as formidable as it looks. All pages are color contrasted, selectively indented, carefully grouped, clearly outlined all for the purpose to stimulate our understanding. The main points are over emphasized to bring about retention rate. Overall, this is a carefully constructed work to our great benefit !!! Each page is a nice presentation slide !
Ray Yao, author of the book “PHP & MySQL in 8 Hours” put together a great how-to book. It cuts to the chase and helps beginners learn what they need to know quickly and effectively. We are all so busy today and the last thing we want to do is read thru is a self-help manual. Yao takes this problem and makes it a solution with his book. You can learn with both depth and breadth in a short span of time. It is as if he is sitting right next to you while you read. Short explanations coupled with testing and building upon what you are learning is what this book is all about. I strongly recommend this book.
This book covers the basics very generally, but I expect that it doesn't explain anything well enough for a complete novice. I got it as a refresher, but it really didn't offer anything worthwhile. It assumes a knowledge of HTML, which is fine and expected, but still wastes time explaining HTML forms. Sadly there is only one page on sessions, with no explanation of how they are used. There are also many grammatical errors, which do not change the message, but are distracting. There are no explanations as to when any of the covered functions would be used. The quiz at the end of the book is from another of the author's books all ready available. That space would be better served with a large example project to wrap everything up and see code in action. Any book claming "in 8 hours" should have something to help the learner put it all together. The only redeeming factor was nice formatting. Overall, this book seems like a list of PHP and MySQL functions, which you can find anywhere.
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), a server-side scripting language, is used for making dynamic and interactive web pages, among other things. If you want to start learning PHP, I recommend you to read this one. It covers basics of PHP, also teaching some basics in MySQL database. This is designed specifically having beginners in mind, so it starts from the scratch. You will learn control flows, arrays and loops, creating simple forms and passing data via MySQL. It also has some additional information like MySQL command chart and some Q&A for quick reference needs.I love the way the author has given a clean and easy tutorial for beginners. Recommended!