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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

    What?!?!?!

    For those of you who highly recommend this book, I want to know which book you're reading. By chapter 3, I started finding mistakes in the script. I had to reference another website to find the correct script. The same could be said for chapter 4. Plus, when I sent an email to the author to notify him of potential mistakes, I got an autoresponse email stating. 'I'll never see your message.' What kind of support is this!!!! I know that my machine is configured correctly because all other scripts that I have tried are functioning correctly...even the ones pulling information from a database. I am heading back to the store right now to return this book in the hopes that I can find a better one. To the author: Thanks for nothing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Perfect for someone new at PHP

    Larry Ullman's approach to teaching a beginner PHP is excellent. I felt a little lost in some of the first chapters, but the key is to just stick to it. In addition, Mr. Ullman has support boards and a Web site that helps you out along the way - I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    Off to a Good Start

    Larry Ullman has written a lot about php and how to put together an interesting interactive page. This introductory book is still one of his best efforts. If I have any criticism at all, it's that the screenshots are often too small to make out what's really important, and that little attention is paid to modern standards-compliant web development techniques. But Ullman gives a good account of the language and how to use it, here and in the follow-on volume, 'PHP Advanced for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickPro Guide'. Like all of the Visual QuickStart Guides, the approach is very basic at first, adding more and more and building on the previous pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    Buy this book.

    Have researched all available beginning/ intermediate PHP and MySQL books, and this one gets down to the basics quickly and effectively - while explaining every step in detail. Provides examples of real-world experiences, and does not have the useless "filler" material found in so many programming books. Have working PHP pages in minutes. And if looking for web hosts, be sure to research unlimited mysql database hosting, there are some for under $100 per year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001

    Fast, Easy, Affordable!!

    This book is REALLY good! it gets straight to the point without even waisting time. I got through this whole book in 1 hour and i knew php. I VERY MUCH recommend this book to everyone. It doesn't get you confused and doesn't go into detail about everything, so you don't waiste your time! Buy this book now! What are you wating for?

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