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Braining-up - Books to learn how to use Silverstripe better?


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marblegravy

10 September 2010 at 4:18pm Community Member, 19 Posts

So I bought the Silverstripe book and worked through it and while I've got a better idea of how Silverstripe fits together and how to use it, I think I'm missing a whole chunk of knowledge at the basic end of things - basics of PHP and I guess mySQL.

So I'm curious if anyone has any tips on great books to learn the foundations of PHP in order to be able to understand what Silverstripe is doing a little better.

I've found this one which has a lot of good reviews - anyone read it and can comment on the relevance to Silverstripe?
PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy | http://amzn.com/1590597311

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dendeffe

10 September 2010 at 7:39pm Community Member, 135 Posts

I think anything about OOP php will certainly help.

I'm more or less in the same situation as you and I find trying to build An own module very good to learn. It's pretty tough, but you learn a lot.