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Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites (Animal Guide Series)

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    A must have for inspiring web developers!

    I purchased this book about two weeks ago and I'm already done with it. I couldn't put it down. It's an easy read and I believe it goes further in debt than just the basics. It includes files for the reader to follow along with on their own PC at no additional charge. Robin Nixon does a great job with picking appropriate scenarios and further explaining them in detail as to why he chose them. The flow of chapter contents from PHP-->MySQL-->Ajax/JavaScript is right along with the traditional way that one would develop a dynamic website so you can rest assured that you won't find yourself lost in the process. Robin Nixon also spends a great deal of time explaining the importance of implementing security methods throughout your code. The books sums up with an interesting project where a user will create their very own socializing site. I highly recommend this book to those looking to get a foot in the doorway that is web development and for those looking to refresh their memory as this book also makes a great reference book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

    sample will not open on nook on my laptop

    sample will not open on nook on my laptop. so I am not going to risk paying for a book that might not be able to open and read. Not impressed with the B&N ebook reader and site

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Good Reference and Overall Value

    As someone who has been studying this trio of subjects as a hobbyist for the last year or two I found Nixon's book to offer some usable, alternative methods of programming and the book is certainly a good reference. I'm finding that you really need to study several (if not 10's) of books on these subjects in order to get a good grasp on proper implementation as you would find to be the case on any professional subject. I love these three technologies as it offers the ability for someone who isn't developing in Java, or C# or any of the other C languages to create some really cool, real-life apps. Coupled with HTML5 and CSS I think this opens up so many doors.
    As usual, another programming book that positions itself as `introductory' is really not. I honestly feel the only good beginner books are, oddly, also from O'Reilly offered under the Head First imprint. But, that said, this is a good book to follow up with. VALUE (bad, eh, good, great): Good. BUY or RENT: Buy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Wont open sample

    I mean who uploads these books without testing them. And still after two reviews of the same complaint, here is a third one confirming the complaint.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

    sample file could not be opened by nook

    I'm sure the book is excellent but I'm unable open it on my nook. Other O'Reilly books either open or can't be opened. Does anyone test these files before they're uploaded for sale?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Verry useful.

    So straight foward and simple to understand.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Perfect place to start

    I'm new to coding in every way imaginable, and this book has managed to break everything down for me in a very easy to understand manner. I'm glad I bought it first.

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