Over the past two months—since Beginning Google Maps Applications hit shelves—we’ve had a handful of basic questions about PHP, CSS and SQL. I just want to clear up a few misconceptions that people may have about the content of our book so that everyone can get the most out of reading it.
Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and AJAX focuses primarily on building web applications using Google Maps and AJAX. We cover many aspects both novice and professional and attempt to give a very solid understanding of what is possible and what might be possible given enough time and effort.
If you’re more comfortable with paper references, we suggest the following books as a primer to ours:
- Beginning PHP and MySQL 5, second edition
- Beginning CSS Web Development
Other similar books will certainly suffice as will practical experience with all of the technologies mentioned above. We do make an attempt to thoroughly cover AJAX as it relates to building map applications, but if you want to go beyond maps with AJAX you’ll have another reason to buy the AJAX book above.
Readers we’ve pointed to these books have reported great success with them and subsequently with the content in our book, so we have no hesitation on recommending them in general.