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Wed Jul 1 19:40:17 UTC 2009
> 2009/6/30 Jason Carson <jason-HjkH5KTEMfuEjziKL+yzSg at public.gmane.org>:
>>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:33 AM, William O'Higgins
>>> Witteman<william.ohiggins-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 01:28:00AM -0400, Jason Carson wrote:
>>>>>Does anyone know the difference between "Programming PHP" and
>>>>>PHP5". Both are published by O'reilly.
>>>> Assuming that it is like any other "learning/programming" O'Reilly
>>>> books, the Learning title is a beginner book that covers the basics,
>>>> the Programming book assumes you can already program, and just need to
>>>> know how the language works, the pitfalls and the details. There is
>>>> usually a much larger section explaining the common or included
>>>> libraries as well. The Programming book will also be three times
>>>> thicker, and a better value/reference than the Learning book.
>>> Seconding Mr. Witteman here. In the case of Programming Perl and
>>> Learning Perl, it's exactly this way. Learning Perl is a beginner's
>>> introduction. By contrast, well, "Programming Perl" is sometimes
>>> called "The Perl Bible" for a reason.
>>> Personally, I'd go for "Programming PHP", but that depends on your own
>>> background and whatnot.
>>> - Mike
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>> ok, great, thanks for info guys :-)
> From personal experience in dealing with both "Learning" and
> "Programming" books in both Perl and Python ... do NOT buy the
> "Programming" book if you are a beginner. It's for intermediates and
> I'm sure it's good, and it'd be a good reference: but honestly, the
> "Learning" books are what you need and will take you a long way.
> gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
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Yeah, I am new to programming. I know HTML and a little PHP from messing
around with PHP scripts I have used but I don't know enough to create my
own scripts from scratch. I came across another book by O'Reilly called
"Learning PHP and MySQL" so I bought that as that is what I want to learn.
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