3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The errors make this "how to" book somewhat useless,
This review is from: PHP 5 For Dummies (Paperback)
I have to repeat what others have said. This being a programming book, it is inexcusable to have _ when the programming language wants a "
Terrible experience trying to learn a programming language when several symbols are just plain wrong in the text. What's the point? I'm paying money to waste my time figuring out typos in a programming language I do not know.
So why did I give my money? Never again. The publisher should be recalling this book but they haven't done so.
Other then this tremendously horrid mistake which is throughout the book there is some good information. There is also a lot of senseless rambling. The author goes on and on about PHP numerical functions. All she had to say was you can perform calculations and a few examples. Her rambling text is painfully dry. Maybe she should have spent more time proofreading rather then the obvious page filling.
I'm angry that I had to translate code I'm trying to learn. Maybe the author and publisher should be paying me to teach them. Refund please.