Hey, I want to learn JAVA and PHP and need a decent beginners book that actually teaches the language, not just decent as a reference manual. And no, code academy and online tutorials won't work. I'm looking for a great paper page book. Any thoughts?
No, I took c and c++/c# a few years ago and understand the logic of programming, I just need a decent way and examples to learn the new ones. I learned SQL in about thirty minutes, but realize I need java and php to trigger the sql events. I just haven't find a book that satisfies both a comprehensive guide and the beginner to java and php qualifiers in the reviews. And yes, I googled, Amazon, and reddited for recommendations hags
If you already know the basics there shouldn't be that much that you're missing. Just google enough to implement a few data structures in either language and you'll be all set. PHP has really good documentation pages anyway.
While I always recommend a Python > C > C++, etc learning path and MIT OCW is amazing at python, what OP wants is a quick reference for Java and PHP to apply once and forget. He isn't interested in CS or software dev.