Here I listed some programming and web related books those I found important for knowledge/skills/career whatever you said. Some of the books I read completely and some books partially. But all of these books I found very helpful to increase knowledge.
|Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL If you’re beginner and want to learn from the start then you should read this book. You’ll find lot of examples of php, mysql in this book.
|PHP Cookbook If you like problem/solution based study then this is one of the best book for php. As its name said you can cook good web programming if you’ve this book. It contains over 250 recipes that will surely help you to cook.|
|PHP 5 Power Programming When I was preparing myself for Zend Certification Exam some chapters of this book helps me much to understand details. So I like this book and recommend to read others.|
|Essential PHP Security If you really want to be a very good php programmer then you must be aware of web security. You may be a beginner or advance programmer but if you aren’t aware of web security and how to protect holes then you couldn’t be a good programmer. I found this book as one of the best books of php and must have book for web security specially for php issue. I’m a fan of the writer (Chris Shiflett) of this book, he describes so easily and nicely that I don’t find in other books those explain php security.|
|Advance PHP Programming You’ll learn many technical details by reading this book. So this book is recommend for advance php programmers. If you want to scale your web application, want to learn how to make web application to load faster then you should read this book. You’ll also learn how to write good
PHP, soem specific techniques, performance tuning and language extension.
|The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5 I want to refer this quote “For those with a need to know, and those with a desire to learn MySQL, this volume contains nearly everything you would want and expect, not only about MySQL itself but about the software that interacts with it or web servers.” — John Suda, Slashdot Contributor.|
|MySQL Certification Study Guide Some months ago I was thinking to sit for mysql developer certification exam. That time I read this book and learned many things. That’s why I recommend this book to read.|
|High Performance MySQL is usefull for both developers and DBA. There are many detailed description of some important topics like indexing, caching, advanced configuration, benchmarking, and investigating logs.|
|Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 ActionScript knowledge is essential within the world of Flash design and development and I found this book is perfect to start. This book contains all you need to understand and make use of ActionScript.|
|ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming What to say about this book I think the name is enough to guess the concept of this book. If you want to make game using ActionScript then you should read this book.|
I’ll update this page periodically when I will read and find interesting and helpful books.