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Book Recomendations PHP , MySQL, Javascript etc to create Online Discography

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Posted Jul 13 2011 12:16 PM

Hello to everyone,

Tudor here !

This is my first post and first of all i would like to thank everyone that might post here and might help me in my quest.Also big thanks to O'Reilly.I am a beginner in web development currently reading "Learning PHP, MySQL, and Javascript - A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites" which is a fantastic book by Robin Nixon.

What i want to create is an Online Discography (which is a similar concept to Discogs.com),and what i want to know are titles for books or references that will help me fulfill my goal. . I would appreciate it if anyone could Structure the books (or other references, video,etc) on 3 MAIN categories. - since i am a beginner ! something close to this.

1. book1
2. book2

1. book1

1. book1
2. book2

As many books as possible, and every single info will help me. About anything , PHP,MySQL,
Javascript,Ajax,(X)HTML(5),CSS(3),and so on. from the most simple to the most advanced.

Many thanks and wish you all the best!

Kind regards,


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Posted Jul 18 2011 08:02 AM

Hi Tudor,

I'm glad to hear that the book you're working through now is going well for you! There are lots of books that may help you; here are the ones that I could think of.

Beginner web development resources:
Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition
CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition
Javascript and jQuery: The Missing Manual, Second Edition

High Performance Websites
Even Faster Websites
PHP Cookbook, Second Edition
High Performance MySQL, Second Edition
PHP: The Good Parts
Javascript: The Good Parts
HTML & CSS: The Good Parts

HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition
SQL Pocket Guide, Third Edition
Javascript: The Definitive Guide
MySQL in a Nutshell, Second Edition

I hope this helps!


Rachel James
O'Reilly Media
  SpaceTravel's Photo
Posted Jul 18 2011 11:47 AM

Dear Rachel,

Thank you very much for guiding me. I will get all those books you recommended and start working hard. I was a bit sad when seeing the number of views going up on the post and no one replied.

Once again thank you, and if anyone has other ideas, i am all ears ...and eyes!

Kind regards,

  SpaceTravel's Photo
Posted Aug 05 2011 12:38 PM

Still waiting for more suggestions here !

 : Aug 09 2011 06:39 AM
+1 with Rachel selection specially the two books written by Steve Souders:
High Performance Websites
Even Faster Websites

You must read both in order to build powerful website.