This question is asked all the time -- the trouble is that the answer is too personal to be of any use to you.
People's recommendations will change based on: -- experience (no programming vs. some vs. a lot), -- history (programmed in X, not in Y and vice-versa) -- age (young farts vs. we wise sages) -- educational background (technical vs. not and more) What I used to tell me students (when there were only books) was this: go to the book store: -- pick up a book that is coded to your self-assesses skill: beginner, etc. -- Look at the Table of Contents: does the language meld with yours? -- Go to the index: Try to look up something you are wondering about, or a problem you have. If you can find pertinent information -- buy it Try another one... Ken -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php