Series: Voices That Matter
Paperback: 552 pages
Publisher: New Riders; 2 edition (December 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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I have a comfortable understanding of SQL/Database, PHP, MySQL, HTML 5, and CSS 3. This book gives more insights into those, and for a nice feature that was not mentioned in the description: the examples are written using Bootstrap 3! I have been learning the Bootstrap framework for the past few months, so the fact that this book is using it is "icing on the cake" for me.
Great clarity and very simple to read. Emphasis more on security. Confident of designing a professional looking and behaving ecommerce site.
Clearly describes the requirements for a successful commerce website. Bought this book for the payment section. Compares and clearly describes the pitfalls and advantages of different payment methods. Really enjoy the style of the author. So much easier to understand and thorough than usual software books.
This book walks you through the entire process of creating a couple ecommerce sites. After reading several php books, I haven't found one that is as packed with best practices as this one. This book also contains the latest security measures. Very much recommend this book.
Great book! Larry walks through all of the steps to making an ecommerce website. When you are done with this book you will have completed two different kinds of ecommerce sites. Best ecommerce book on the market!
I bought the Kindle version. I'm not certain that these problems apply equally to the physical copy of the book, although I think it does for the most part.Given how many books and online courses I've taken, I can say with no reservations that this book is the most poorly written I've encountered. I bought it because of the good reviews and was disappointed because the author makes it extremely difficult for the reader to follow along. Instead of providing a decent-sized code block for the reader to write, clearly explaining in which file to write it, and then explaining the code, the author writes a few lines of code, explains what they do, sometimes gives a code sample that's optional without clearly mentioning where it would go, and then goes on to tell you where you could go about placing the code he provided earlier. One very good example of this is the form towards the end of chapter 3 and the code preceding it. This way of presenting the code also makes it difficult to ascertain where you should write the code when there's nesting involved.Also, the notes and tips appear in the text and sometimes interrupt the flow excessively. I've decided to just read the source code and skim the book for useful information instead of following along. That's a real shame, because I really want to learn the subject matter by following along.