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PHP Books

Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 2 January 2003
Happy new year all.

Has anyone read the new "PHP Cookbook" from O'Reilly?
I'm after opinions on it as I already have "PHP Developers Cookboook" from Sams.

Is it a case of one or the other, but not both?


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 2 January 2003
Hmm ... I have both here.   I've used / recommended the SAMS book for its coverage of database-independent coding in PHP, but it was the O'Reilly book that was on my dek when your post came in ...

By the way, the SAMS is in its second edition.  The new ISBN number is 0-672-32325-7, the older one  (the version I have) was 0-672-31924-1 and that was published in December 2000.  Just been going through the library these last two days and it's frightening how quickly things change.  Would you believe we have 29 PHP books?

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