I think a better strategy would be to introduce them to the basics of databases in general as opposed to trying to "teach" MySQL to them. A good primer on DB's would be "Databases for mere mortals" by ... ? some guy! But the cover is orange/brown and not very thick. Can't find it here... where did I put it.
MySQL only books are a bit technical, and basically cover installation with few good examples. The technical and syntax bits can also get a bit heavy-going in my opinion. Check out O'Reilly's MySQL and MSQL - pink cover. (for panzy MySQL developers! ... oops! I've got a copy.) But as far as PHP goes, check out PHP: Fast & Easy Web Development (blue cover) by Julie Meloni - Prima Tech. It covers MySQL in as far as creating tables and stuff go. It has plenty of good examples in PHP too. Otherwise, the WROX books really are the best. "Clint Tredway" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > I also have the PHP & MySQL Web Development book and I used it to learn PHP and MySQL. I think it is one of the better books. > > my opinion.. > > Clint > > ---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Chris Lott) > Date: 15 Nov 2001 19:41:18 -0000 > > I'll be teaching a web development class in the Spring in which I plan to > focus on PHP and MySQL as primary tools. These will be students who have > experience with HTML And web design, but most will have no experience with > programming at all. > > I need recommendations for book(s) that will serve as decent primers... I > expect that the PHP book will have enough of the fundamentals of programming > to set them on the right path... > > Any suggestions for a MySQL book would be great. If both were in one book, > even better! > > -- > Chris Lott <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]