Beginning PHP 6, Apache, MySQL 6 Web Development: A Masterpiece

May 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm 6 comments

We are happy to announce our new book review series, which is going to cover some other books and topics related to Drupal and site building.

To kick it off, we will start with what we find to be a great foundation and starting point for anyone interested in PHP programming using MySQL.

The book is called Beginning PHP 6, Apache, MySQL 6 Web Development by Timothy Boronczyk, Elizabeth Naramore, Jason Gerner, Yann Le Scouarnec and Jeremy Stolz, published by Wrox Press. (Buy on Amazon)

Being quite a hefty book, you might want to set aside some time to read it through, because we are sure you are going to love it.

The authors have taken all their knowledge and expertise to create a great learning program, that will take you from being a novice on your way to become an advanced developer.

The purpose of this book is to give you the best possible foundation for understanding how each of the core components work separately and together, which will enable you to take full advantage of all that they have to offer. When you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the core concepts you need to be an effective developer using Apache, MySQL, and PHP, and hopefully a burning desire to continue learning and growing as a developer.

Reading the book it is quite evident that you got to have some experience with web site development concepts and a basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Knowledge of other programming languages besides PHP is not a prerequisite for this book, but certainly any programming experience you have will help you understand and apply the concepts presented more easily and quickly.

Of course, since Apache, MySQL and PHP are each complex in and of themselves, and it’s impossible for this book to cover every advanced detail of all three, but it’s doing a great job of covering all of the required bases so you can get started on your great journey to become a great developer.

This book is geared toward the “newbie” to Apache, MySQL, and PHP, and the core concepts and code snippets have been distilled down to their most basic levels.

To sum it up, we would just like to say that this is THE book for anyone out there trying to begin learning PHP.

Enjoy your book as much as we did.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dollar_sign  |  May 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Wow, this book has got a lot of meat.

    You guys are making me hungry…

  • 2. pintoSchem  |  May 19, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Do you know if there is an ebook version available?

    • 3. drupalmeister  |  May 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm

      If you go the the first link we mentioned in the article (the link to the wrox press site), you will find a link to buy an ebook version.


  • 4. NJ  |  May 20, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Does the book include a tuturial on HTML?

    • 5. drupalmeister  |  May 20, 2009 at 12:29 pm

      No, this book assumes you are familiar with HTML and all the basic stuff.

      We plan on having a review on HTML/CSS/JavaScript books in the coming weeks.

      Stay tuned.

  • […] a variety of applications. If you lack any understanding of PHP, we suggest you have a look at Beginning PHP 6, Apache, MySQL 6 Web Development, also from Wrox […]


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