For 1. you don't need to buy any good reference books, everything you will need is online at http://www.php.net/ . They have a full, up to date reference manual online. I was brand new to PHP when I was hired to redesign a site and have so far found everything I need online. For 2. I don't really know, try the MySQL site at http://www.mysql.com/ Enjoy, Rob -----Original Message----- From: Erik Mattheis [mailto:gozz at gozz.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:22 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] crash course in PHP/MySQL I'm doing a complete re-write/re-design for a clients site. I'd like to take the opportunity to move from CF/SQL Server to PHP/MySQL (as I intend servers I buy in the future to be Mac OS X and understand I can't count of CF being available for Mac). So, two questions: 1. suggestions for PHP books to buy - aimed at people that already know a scripting language - ie, excellent reference section and index. 2. What is the thing that provides a GUI for MySQL that mimics SQL Server's? (I recall it was written by someone in Germany and have been told it's excellent). TIA ----------------------- Erik Mattheis (612) 377 2272 <http://goZz.com/> ----------------------- -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !