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Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

  • PHP for the World Wide Web Visual Quickstart Guide, by Larry Ullman (Peachpit, 2001, ISBN: 0201727870). This book offers a solid introduction of PHP to get you going. Those who learn from examples can count on this book to provide them. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • Sams Teach Yourself ASP in 21 Days, by Scott Mitchell and James Atkinson, (Sams, 2000, ISBN: 0672318636), introduces programmers and people with little or no ASP experience to its world and using it with databases. Get a grasp on objects and VBScript functions. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • ASP.NET for Web Designers, by Peter Ladka, (New Riders, 2002, ISBN: 073571262X), starts off with "It was a dark and stormy night in Chicago." How can anyone with a sense of humor not enjoy and learn from a book with such a beginning? It's for the beginner and the intermediate as it accomplishes tasks by providing the "just the facts" information without bogging you down with details. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • Programming ColdFusion MX: Second Edition, by Rob Brooks-Bilson (O'Reilly, 2003, ISBN: 0596003803) is a good choice for beginners and experienced programmers. Count on clear and concise writing along with plenty of examples to get the motor running. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Second Edition, by Elizabeth Castro (Peachpit, 2001, ISBN: 0201735687) is for newcomers to Perl and CGI programming. Topics covered include installing Perl, variables, loops, arrays, and all that delicious programming stuff. Don't be put off by the programming terms as Castro lends a hand through it all. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • Programming Perl: Third Edition, by Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant, and Larry Wall (O'Reilly, 2000, ISBN: 0596000278) has one big thing going for it: Larry Wall, the creator of Perl. The focus is on programming for Perl rather than an introduction to the language, and it's for those who already know some Perl. (Preview this book on Safari)

  • Core Servlets and JavaServer (JSP) Pages, by Marty Hall (Prentice Hall PTR, 2000, ISBN: 0130893404), goes sightseeing in the world of servlets, JSP, JDBC, and APIs. No programming tour is complete without a stopover on installing the platform, and this one includes Apache's free Tomcat application. (Preview this book on Safari)