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I've got to hand it to Practical PHP and MySQL author Jono Bacon: There aren't a lot of writers who could get me to bring a book about Web development on a plane to keep from being bored. He understands that some people don't want hundreds of pages of tutorials about everything a language has to offer. Instead, Practical PHP and MySQL dives right in with a compact, efficient overview of both the PHP programming language and using a MySQL database, and follows that with some hands-on projects. Very quickly, the reader sees and dissects code that can run a blog site, followed by projects for discussion forums, a shopping card, online auctions, Web-based calendar and more.
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