PHP and MySQL Web Development
Luke Welling and Laura Thomson
This book is a treasure trove of useful PHP and MySQL tips and techniques and a amazing resource for any developers. It’s a 1,000 pages of useful, actionable advice to get you started with PHP and take you all the way through. It’s intuitive and well-structured, and it has superb technical explanations without overwhelming the reader.
Highly proficient coders and developers might find it not quite in-depth enough for their taste, but for beginners and intermediate coders, hobby coders, and those who are just getting started with PHP, it lays everything out in a clear and easy to understand way.
With ample coding examples and a focus on use and functionality (rather than methodology and framework specifics) it’s highly actionable and widely applicable. This book makes learning PHP fast and simple.