Beginning PHP 5.3

Beginning PHP 5.3

Beginning PHP 5.3

This book is intended for anyone starting out with PHP programming. If you’ve previously worked in another programming language such as Java, C#, or Perl, you’ll probably pick up the concepts in the earlier chapters quickly; however, the book assumes no prior experience of programming or of building Web applications.That said, because PHP is primarily a Web technology, it will help if you have at least some knowledge of other Web technologies, particularly HTML and CSS.Many Web applications

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  1. 31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    How I wish I had this book back when I began learning PHP!, February 5, 2010
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    Lulio Vargas (Florida, USA) –
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    How I wish there was a Matt Doyle’s textbook back when I began learning PHP. Well, I guess, better late than never!

    Having worked in technical education for many years, and more recently as a front-end web developer, I know how crucial it is for educators and web designers to have a good grasp of the workings of PHP. PHP is the most widely used programing language, developed from the ground up, to address the needs of the web browsing consumer.

    Back in November 2009 while looking at new arrivals in the technology section at a local bookstore, I came across what I consider now, the ideal book on the subject of PHP. Beginning PHP 5.3 by Matt Doyle “speaks” directly to my urgent need to understand what PHP is all about. This textbook “magically” (to borrow a term used recently by Steve Jobs) has clarified my understanding of many concepts in PHP that for years I felt pretty fussy about!

    In 800 pages, it does the best job I know on the PHP language basics, including an extensive treatment of PHP’s advances in object-oriented programing. Even better, I now also have a chance with this book to be very much up to date on the newest features of PHP programming brought on by version 5.3. Advances like object overloading, abstract classes, interfaces, namespaces and XML parsers are treated by Matt Doyle in his characteristic down-to-earth style. What’s more, he never forgets to illustrate further the various subjects treated in the book, with the most appropriate and simplest code examples available.

    For schools with courses on programming, Beginning PHP 5.3 is, without a doubt, an excellent textbook. It even includes exercises at the end of every chapter, with the solutions at the end of the book.

    As for me, I’m planning to donate my whole PHP book collection and just keep my copy of Beginning PHP 5.3 (together with its eBook version) for my own learning pleasure and ready reference.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    A Really Awesome Book for a Beginner, May 16, 2012
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    Purchased this book just beginning of this month, and I am on Chapter 8 as I am writing this book review. This book is really easy to follow if you want to get started with PHP programming. The best part that I like the most about this book is the exercises at the end of each chapter. It’s a good way to test myself and go back to review some of the areas that I need to complete those exercises, then I can discuss with other programmers on wrox.com forum site.

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  3. 6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Best book I have read on PHP, September 21, 2011
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    loachman “loachman” (planet earth) –

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    I rarely write reviews, but after finishing the book I felt compelled to. This book is the best book on PHP I have ever read, and I have read alot of them. Everthing from PDO, to Object Oriented Programming,Regular Expressions, Image Creation with GD, XML, and more is within the pages of this book.

    Highly Recommended For Newbies and Pro’s alike.

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