|Title||:||PHP 4 Bible by Tim Converse (2000-08-31)|
|Number of Pages||:||399 Pages|
|File Size||:||576 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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PHP 4 Bible by Tim Converse (2000-08-31) Reviews
In diesem Buch werden sowohl PHP-Grundlagen geschaffen, als auch auf Schwierigkeiten in der Webprogrammierung eingegangen. Es ist sowohl ein umfangreiches Nachschlagewerk für Anfänger, als auch für "alte Web-Hasen" eine Quelle für Ideen für weiterführende Programmierung (Stichwort: MySql, EMail, Sessions, OOP).Jedes Thema wird anschaulich und verständlich erklärt und obwohl es ein englischsprachiges Buch ist, ist es leicht runterzulesen! Alle Bücher dieser Bible-Reihe, wie z.B. auch die Dreamweaver 2 Bible, würde ich jederzeit wieder kaufen.
In meinem Regal befinden sich 4 PHP Bücher, wobei die PHP Bible das wohl wertvollste ist. Es wird alles erklärt, was man im Umgang mit PHP braucht. Sehr wichtig finde ich sind auch die Stringfunktionen, die dieses Buch mehr als deutlich beschreibt.Für Leute, die der englischen Sprache nicht so mächtig sind, würde ich ein anderes Buch empfehlen, für jeden anderen ist dieses Buch unerlässlich, wenn er gute PHP Skripte sowie Programme schreiben will. Zu Beginn wird in dem Buch sehr gut die Syntax von PHP beschrieben, wobei es dann mehr als Referenzwerk dient. Wenn Sie PHP lernen wollen oder auch schon teilweise programmieren, dann lege ich Ihnen dieses Buch sehr ans Herz.
This book contains the most complete reference to PHP4 that I've seen (besides the online manual, of course.) However, a lot of the examples hold no real-world value, and much of the book is an introduction that Julie Meloni does much better in PHP Essentials. The end of the book finally gets into some real-world examples, but earlier chapters can be downright confusing to a beginning programmer. One subheader in Chapter 7 reads "Careful with nonintegral comparisons," which means little to those of us who are not experienced programmers.4 stars for completeness and sheer bulk, and because it makes an EXCELLENT reference for PHP programmers. It tries to do too much, however... and doesn't provide a good introduction to PHP. If you're new to PHP and programming, I recommend PHP Essentials be your first book, and that PHP 4 Bible be your guide after you outgrow PHP Essentials.
I originally wrote this review for my site bitgems.org.I bought the book "PHP 4 Bible" to start learning PHP. I'm an experienced C++ programmer, but I had never seen PHP before looking at this book. Below you can see my brief assessment of the book.I've been reading the "Bible" for several weeks. I bought it and started to read it to familiarize myself with PHP--even though I'm a dedicated technophile, I still enjoy having a book I can flip through. It was good as a basic introduction to PHP and MySQL, and it exposed me for the first time to many important concepts. I found the level to be a bit simplistic--the book is aimed in part at beginning programmers--but for the most part, I find the advice sound. And having something be too easy to understand is certainly better than too hard.I found the parts about MySQL to be a good introduction, though as they point out in the Bible, their objective isn't to teach MySQL. I was in fact learning SQL at the same time, but so far I've primarily used the excellent documentation at mysql.com to learn about it.In conclusion, I found it to be light reading. I enjoyed their sense of humor, and had no problem reading straight through to the "advanced" parts. Don't think that this book is anything like a reference, however--I find myself frequently needing to look things up in the online documentation that are simply not covered by the Bible. So if you're just learning PHP, it's a worthwhile purchase. If you're trying to find a good reference book with a lot of depth, you will need to look elsewhere.