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Which of these PHP books would you recommend?


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I am part of their reviewer program, tho haven't actually had any books of them yet - they sent me a reminder and I noticed these PHP books on the list - anyone read any of them? Recommend any? (Ideally for someone new to PHP but not programming.)

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If it were me, the books that would interest me the most would be:

Learning PHP, MySQL, CSS, and JavaScript
Learning PHP Design Patterns <-- probably my favorite pick
PHP Cookbook
Programming PHP


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I have "Learning PHP, MySQL, CSS, and JavaScript." It's great to have an integrated introduction to the four technologies, but of course there is a tradeoff between depth and breadth.