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    Re: A good read !!

    Originally posted by cody44
    ...still reading it this time next year
    I'd be hoping for exactly that. One of the main factors I use in judging the worth of technical books I've read is how late in my learning curve I can come back to it and still find it usefull.
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    Unhappy "A Good Read"

    Regarding the book.............on page 13....................confused.

    PHP Stands for Hypertext preprocessor...................recursive acronym.

    Think I could be reading this again next year.


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    Re: "A Good Read"

    Originally posted by cody44
    Regarding the book.............on page 13....................confused.

    PHP Stands for Hypertext preprocessor...................recursive acronym.

    Think I could be reading this again next year.

    No: PHP stands for "PHP: Hypertext Processor". See Recursive Acronym

    Geek humour.
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    Re: Re: "A Good Read"

    Originally posted by Weedpacket
    No: PHP stands for "PHP: Hypertext Processor". See Recursive Acronym

    Geek humour.
    Technically, PHP stands for (Personal Home Page) Hypertext Processor

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    Re: Re: Re: "A Good Read"

    Originally posted by piersk
    Technically, PHP stands for (Personal Home Page) Hypertext Processor
    Aww come on and admit it.... you know you call it Piers' Home Page : Hypertext Preprocessor around your house.
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: "A Good Read"

    Originally posted by goldbug
    Aww come on and admit it.... you know you call it Piers' Home Page : Hypertext Preprocessor around your house.
    Your point?

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    Re: Re: Re: "A Good Read"

    Originally posted by piersk
    Technically, PHP stands for (Personal Home Page) Hypertext Processor
    I was going by what it says on the PHP home page - it's a backronym.

    Okay, I just wanted an excuse to say "backronym".
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    Re: A good read !!

    Originally posted by cody44
    ...Oh, and not forgetting Elizabeth ( what a stunner..............worth buying the book just to see her)
    LOL! Thanks cody, but I think we need to get you out a little more

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    I picked up that book today! The one you guys wrote! I don't remember many of the names but definately remember 'BunkerMaster' in the beginning of the book!!

    Well...I didn't technically pick it up / bought it I simply wandered in my local book store (and wandered and wandered and wandered) and headed straight for the 'Internet Programming' shelves of the upstairs department. The first one I picked up was this one!! I forget the name of it for the life of me but we all know what I'm talkin about.

    I opened it up, sat myself down, looked at the time at 2:45 and read. I read and read. I closed the book, looked at the time at 5:15. Whoa!! A computer book that can do that must be worth every penny!

    It made perfect sense! It even taught me a couple of things about the basics. One that is particularly memorable was the different way of storing information in a variable. Actually it was called a constant and I understood every word!

    At one time I just assumed what functions, etc all ment until I had a flick through this book!

    One thing that I hadn't been able to work out from the naff Internet tutorials is the way in which one uses the GET form method instead of the POST.

    I haven't bought a book since I can remember.
    *goes to look at small bookshelf*
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    Come pay day and this baby is all mine

    EDIT: One thing I didn't like about this book was the fact it had so many spelling typos even in the first chapter that I read. Must consider proof reading thoroughly before next edition.
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    Just slap goldbug. He was so busy playing around on IRC, he just ignored all the spelling errors

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    Heh heh...

    And what was it I read in the book about goldbug always whining about code efficiency?

    Lol...
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    Originally posted by Davy
    Heh heh...

    And what was it I read in the book about goldbug always whining about code efficiency?

    Lol...
    I'd just leave off the "about code effeciency"--that'd be more accurate...and effecient
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    Originally posted by goldbug
    I'd just leave off the "about code effeciency"--that'd be more accurate...and effecient
    No, I'd agree about the code efficiency bit. Well badly written code anyway.

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    Originally posted by Davy
    EDIT: One thing I didn't like about this book was the fact it had so many spelling typos even in the first chapter that I read. Must consider proof reading thoroughly before next edition.
    The unfortunate thing about writing is that it goes through so many levels of edits and through so many people that what is finally printed is not always what the authors have written/seen. Take the $e-mail example... there is no way on God's green earth that any of us would have let that go through; in fact goldbug personally replaced each one of those that had been "auto-corrected"... but yet in the final edit/print- they were back to the $e-mail (as we all know $e-mail isn't a valid variable name, but in editing software, $email is a misspelled word, and so it was auto-corrected to $e-mail.)

    So, anyway, you think you know what's going to come out in print, and lo and behold, you don't.

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    Ooh that sucks. Whose editing software was it? If it was something on an author's machine then shame on you!! I know there's ways (very simple in fact) that allow you to remove and add entries to the dictionaries.

    If it was on Wrox's computers then whoa!! A publisher that prints computer books that not only messes the email spelling up but also a variable name so that it's invlid!! Eep... you should complain / write letter / kick someone's ass for that one!!

    BTW: I would love to proof read any future editions and forward some input, etc

    So cmon guys have you got a link to an online shop that gives you affiliate / author money return so that when I buy this book, I'm giving you guys some pocket money as well?

    Or is that the same link that BunkerMaster supplied?
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