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Larry does a better job at explaining the important concept with code example ...
on May 18, 2017
Pro - cover a lot of material
Con - topics are explain vaguely with little examples.
The author try to cram in too many topics, but he doesn't go into detail on any, so you left not understanding the material clearly and can't use the book as reference. The books talks about security, but the code are written unsecurely. I suggest reading https://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Dynamic-Web-Sites/dp/0321784073/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495143766&sr=8-3&keywords=larry+ullman, though Larry doesn't cover as many topics as Luke, Larry does a better job at explaining the important concept with code example to help you understand the concept.