Started learning PHP
I decided that during these winter holidays I will also try to learn some PHP basics. I already know HTML and CSS quite well. But I guess it would be nice to know at least some basics of PHP scripting to be able to make web pages more dynamic. I started with PHP tutorial on PHP homepage and I will also take a look at PHP tutorial at W3Schools. PHP is very useful if you also know some SQL to use it with databases like MySQL, But learning SQL will have to wait. I have more then enough work with teaching myself C++ and PHP (which are quite similar in many ways). And I must not forget about exams at university and translation and beta testing of KDE 3.4.
But I recommend you theese (e)books: "Sams PHP & MySQL Web Development". It is good, ind33d!
Mostly I just rely on the documentation that I find on www.php.net.
Good luck to you, but I advise you to dive into SQL too. More than the SQL itself you have to look into database design (normalisation) to learn how to design reliable, fast and longlasting databases. There's almost nothing worse to do than redesign a database in use a year from now because of it's bad design.
Thanks in advance