Hello, Depends on what you're looking to do.
For intermediate PHP I like PHP Object-Oriented Solutions by David Powers (friends of ED) The focus is on PHP 5...not sure if anyone outside of shared hosting uses PHP 4, but worth a mention. Regarding PHP In Action, This might just be me personally, but I found PHP In Action to be a somewhat difficult read--the authors really focus on nuance and try to show a "shades of gray". This means discussions on how PHP is different than Java, how PHP 5 is different than PHP 4, how this solution is subtly different than that one, etc. If you are new to ideas on both sides of the comparison, the multitudes of comparisons can become a little tedious. Basically, I would NOT recommend this book if you are trying to get a refresher on syntax or are an amature/part-time programmer. However, it does have quite a few worthwhile sections--the authors are obviously familiar with software design and the book is literally littered with references to Folwer, GOF, TDD, Beck, etc--that try to bring in best practices (largely from Java) to PHP (5). Apologies for the rambling, both books are on amazon with a number of reviews. Cheers, Tim On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:17 AM, Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com>wrote: > On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 03:13:00PM +1030, abby ragz wrote: > > > > > Hi, > > > > I used PHP 3 years back and was a standard user. > > > > but now I want to update myself and do self - study . > > > > > > > > Please advise from where should I start. > > > > Any good site recommendations. > > Programming PHP by Lerdorf, Tatroe, MacIntyre (O'Reilly) > > http://php.net/manual/en/ > > For object oriented PHP code, > > PHP In Action: Objects, Design, Agility by Reiersol, Baker, Shiflett > (Manning) > > Paul > > -- > Paul M. Foster > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- Tim Loudon (781) 686-6096