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PHP and PostgreSQL Advanced Web Programming

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Average Customer Rating: 3.6

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Get it Second
Comment: While the book was obviously written by people whose first language is not English, and everything is not in it, it is excellent for extending the use of PostgreSQL and PHP. It may not be as approachable as the the Williams and Lane, Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL,O'Reilly, 2002, it is comparable for those who want to use PostgreSQL instead of MySQL. The beginning stuff including string manipulation belongs in other books. For what the book promises, in my opinion it delivers. It is not a beginning PostgreSQL or PHP text, nor should it be.

Customer Rating: 3
Summary: Good for beginners but flawed.
Comment: I knew nothing about PHP or SQL before getting this book and I have had little programming experience. I found it pretty well suited to my needs. O'Reilly's Programming PHP on the other hand was too advanced and not written as a beginners text. I did find the O'Reilly book useful however as the PHP and PostgreSQL.... has a lot of coding errors that are very confusing. Hopefully these will be dealt with in the second edition. While I have some problems with the book I think there isn't a good alternative for someone at my level.

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: excellent practical guide
Comment: Dispite some minor discrepencies pointed out by another reviewer, the information in this book is very useful. If you want to build complex database web applications with PHP, then Postgres is the right RDBMS to use and this book is the right book to guide you. Well worth the money.