5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Uneven level of presentation,
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This review is from: AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition (Paperback)
I have learned a lot from this book but do not consider it suitable as a stand-alone introduction to AJAX and PHP.
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2011 9:40:09 PM PDT
What about for someone who already knows PHP and is trying to learn how to incorporate AJAX?
Posted on Aug 3, 2011 12:05:20 PM PDT
Cristian Darie says:
Yes, the book is aimed at people that know PHP and want to incorporate AJAX into their web apps.
I'm one of the book's authors and I find mr. Williams' review to be accurate, even though I think the book deserves 4 stars :-)
It's true there are some topics that we ommitted or presented only briefly - in a few cases by mistake, in some others because we thought the flow of the book was more important than some details.
In any case, I hope a little web documentation will be enough to be able to finish all the chapters successfully. If you get the book, I hope you'll enjoy reading it!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 12:51:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2011 6:31:57 PM PDT
To the author of this review, you might want to check out Beginning PHP 5.3 (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) for getting up to speed with PHP. I'm studying it right now. Even though "Beginning" is in the title, it's very comprehensive and should provide you with more than enough PHP knowledge. It starts at the beginning with "Hello, world!", and brings you through some pretty advanced topics that aren't normally covered in beginner-level PHP books, especially the object orientated side of things quite impressively.
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