Last week I started reading Kevin Yank‘s (@sentience) book, Build your own database driven web site using PHP and MySQL. I bought a copy from Sitepoint when it was part of their advent promotion.
It’s only early days at the moment, but it seems relatively straight forward so far.
One of my main concerns with learning any programming language is that I’ll learn enough to get things to work, but not enough to build something secure and scalable. Kevin addresses this early on in the book which has reassured me that I’m learning to do things The Right Way.
Hopefully with a bit of work I’ll soon be able to add another skill to my CV.
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