This book is intended for anyone starting out with PHP programming.
If you’ve previously worked in another programming language
such as Java, C#, or Perl, you’ll probably pick up the
concepts in the earlier chapters quickly; however, the book assumes
no prior experience of programming or of building Web applications.
That said, because PHP is primarily a Web technology, it will
help if you have at least some knowledge of other Web technologies,
particularly HTML and CSS.
Many Web applications make use of a database to store data, and
this book contains three chapters on working with MySQL databases.
Once again, if you’re already familiar with databases in
general — and MySQL in particular — you’ll be
able to fly through these chapters. However, even if you’ve
never touched a database before in your life, you should still be
able to pick up a working knowledge by reading through these