PHP 101: PHP For the Absolute Beginner
by Vikram Vaswani
Publisher: Zend Developer Zone 2014
Number of pages: 331
This book caters for the absolute beginners to the intermediate and advanced PHP developers. It takes you through from what is a variable to a nice snippet the author found on backing up a databases or their individual individual tables and emailing them out.
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