> I've been using Webadmin. Which until now has been great.
> I'm no SQL chap, so creating and removing Databases is easy with Webadmin.
> But can someone tell me how to remove data from a database with out dropping
> the whole table.
>DELETE FROM table; ??? Hmmm, that didn't work, although it did on an older
version of MySQL. I'll have to look into this...
> So RTFM will happen soon, when i get a book. Any recommendations for
> complete beginner?
>I'm not the book-learnin' type myself, but I've heard plenty of recommendations
from hanging around the PHP forums and lists.
For PHP, the best all-rounder seems to be "Professional PHP Programming" by
Wrox. One of the writers - Jesus M. Castagnetto - is a fellow helper on
PHPBuilder.com and he's genuinely a great teacher - I usually just end up
repeating what Jesus taught me a year before. If you're in any doubt about
Jesus' abilities, visit http://metallo.scripps.edu and have a look around. He
built that. I dunno about you, but it scares the hell outta me... :)
SQL isn't quite as clear cut, but I've heard plenty of people recommend The
Practical SQL Handbook, including Jesus.
Both are available on Amazon. And both are rather expensive. I'd suggest that
you shop around a little for them, and avoid buying them in a "real" shop if at
all possible. Last time I saw the PHP book was in that massive bookshop in
Dublin, and it was £35. Robbery.
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