Two years ago I blogged a commitment to re-develope my-list.com in C# ASP.NET. Since then, I have been involved in one major development .NET project after another. This left no time to code my-list. But all has changed. Now a manager, I no longer write code. So to satisfy my coding urges, I can work on my-list. There is one change. That is instead of C# ASP.NET, I will re-develope in PHP 5. The change is based on PHP 5's new OO capabilities.
The first incarnation of my-list was developed using Perl CGI script and MySQL. It was a fantastic learning experience and Perl is a great language that I truly love. However, there is a better way... that being an OO architecture. The use of C# ASP.NET is not appealing because I am just burned out on the subject. The use of PHP 5 is an opportunity to learn some new stuff and rebuild using the OO methodology.
Several years ago, I developed in PHP 4 using strictly a script methodology. So I have some knowledge of the language. To get me started I purchase two books from Amazon. Beginning PHP and MySQL 5, and PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practices. So far I like both books. I will provide a more detailed review as I complete each. You can click on the links to the right, for details these books at Amazon.