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Thread: Help a newbie!

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    I'm new to PHP an MySQL. I need some guidance. Currently I use Dreamweaver. I made my way through a dozen of tutorials from Help. I grasped basics of static page design. Now I want to move to web application development.

    What should I download/install/buy to start making web applications as fast as possible? Where can I find some good tutorials teaching me the basics.

    I decided to purchase a book: PHP and MySQL Web Development (3rd Edition) (Developer's Library) - Luke Welling. Is this a good idea? Should I learn from books or is it possible to get all knowledge from free online sources?

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    I learned from online tutorials, one book and a hell of a lot of trial and error

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    Get this.

    http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Dyna...e=UTF8&s=books

    Its a fantastic book, its so easy to learn from, each topic is explained with a script, this means that you can see everything in action. It also comes with guides on how to build registration and e-commerce sites at the back.

    With a book you want a lot of coding examples which encourage you to try this out. If a book doesn't possess this you just learn the syntax but not how to use it.

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    ...And always remember that if you have any PHP questions, the best place to go is http://www.php.net... And if you scroll to the bottom of any page, there are tons of user tips.
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    Big thx


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