Okay, I read this some time ago, but I’m finally getting to review it!
Well, since there’s been some question about the future of MovableType, the blog engine I’m currently using, I started looking at other blogs. I discovered that most of them were done in PHP, so, I decided I needed to read up on PHP. Toward that end, I got Sams Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours, Third Edition. Wow, what a book! First of all, it was not only a great introduction to PHP, but it was a good primer on the basics of programming. Now, a lot of that part was review for me, but it was a good review. Second, the only “bad” thing I can say about the book was that by the end, I was in way over my head. And, honestly, that wasn’t all that bad, really, but it might be intimidating for someone new to this kind of book. And, in the end, I think this was a really great book for me to have read to get a good, overall picture of PHP. It went further than I needed, but it covered everything I was worried about.
In short, if you’re looking for a good introduction to PHP programming, this is an excellent choice!