Programming PHP 1st edition by Lerdorf, Rasmus, Tatroe, Kevin (2002) Paperback

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Anonymous on 10/30/2019 at 2:07 PM.

Excellent First PHP Book This book is an excellent introduction to the PHP scripting language, which is one of the most popular ways to add dynamic content to the web; PHP seems to be displacing Perl on Unix and ASP on Microsoft platforms for this purpose. PHP is suitable for low to medium traffic sites, and is said to be faster than either Perl or ASP. Because it’s an interpreted language, it’s not as fast as JSP or natively compiled cgis, but few sites need the level of speed or the complexity that comes with those…

Anonymous on 10/30/2019 at 2:18 PM.

Full Of Errors, Not For Beginners

Anonymous on 10/30/2019 at 2:27 PM.

This book has code examples which are full of typos. For example, the code for “self-processing pages” on page 166 won’t parse. The publisher’s list of unconfirmed errata goes on for 12 printed pages. This is in addition to the confirmed errata, another 2 pages. It does not look like the book’s authors want to acknowledge their mistakes or participate in correcting them.If you are a beginner, steer clear of this book. If you do get it, be prepared to spend a considerable amount…