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As it turns out, it is an easier language than most other languages. And this book makes it all the more easy, and goes right to the point. The examples are plentiful--the author mainly starts whatever he wishes to show with an HTML form that is to be handled by a PHP script. The page layout is really well designed as well: all pages are divided into two columns, and on the outer-most columns you have the text, while on the inner-most columns you have codes and boxes. The codes are well laid out as well, with the important or new lines of codes being highlighted in grey. After each example, the author also gives a series of tips, which are very insightful, and generally a little more advanced than the text itself.
This book is certainly written for a beginning audience, when it comes to both PHP and programming more generally. However, even though I'm a beginner only in PHP and certainly not in programming, I appreciate this book immensely, and it is extremely helpful. Importantly, I do NOT deem it to be too simple. It is the case that I read over some sections quickly, but I'm still doing what I bought this book for: learning PHP.
I was hesitating between this book and the author's more advanced PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide (4th Edition), but what made me choose was the fact that the current book's emphasis is on PHP, all the while covering MySQL databases in chapters 12 and 13, whereas the other book (the QuickPro Guide) seems to be much more oriented towards the use of MySQL databases than to be oriented towards PHP in general. I wanted to make sure that I had strong foundations in PHP before I consider creating very big and complex databases; and the current book, namely the QuickStart Guide, is doing just that. Plus, the QuickStart Guide does include an introduction to MySQL anyway--which I suspect will be more than sufficient for my needs (what is covered in the QuickPro Guide in terms of databases, namely the creation of a forum, of a blog, and of an e-commerce site with a cart and catalogs, is way more detailed than what I need in terms of databases, which is more simple and basic).
The bottomline is: Very highly recommended, for novice or advanced programmers alike, who want to pick up PHP and a basic but sufficient knowledge of MySQL databases.