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« on: May 23, 2008, 05:41:58 AM »

I have a good friend who was a math major in school. He's smart, took programming courses in C and knows his way around programming concepts. I'm trying to help him learn PHP so that I can get him a good job where I work.

Any of you guys recommend good books particularly suited for this type of situation that will help him learn PHP?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 10:43:16 AM »

I recommend:
PHP Cookbook by Sklar and Trachtenberg
PHP 5 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
Beginning PHP and MySQL: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition by Gilmore (this really helped me when I was learning the ropes, but may be too easy for him)
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 10:53:38 AM »

Teach Yourself PHP in 24 hours. He'll do it in 3 and be reasonable in 2 days. I still keep it by my desk for reference on date() formats LOL
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 11:03:38 AM »

date()

lol. why is it the formatting for that function seems to be completely impossible to remember? I hate that function because every time I use it, I either have to search my code for an existing one, or look it up on php.net
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 01:17:56 PM »

Personally I enjoyed PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice by Matt Zandstra, but I'm not entirely certain its appropriate as he's probably already got a good grasp of design patterns and how to structure code from the C experience. Excellent book however.

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 07:03:59 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I appreciate it. Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours sounds like a good candidate.
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