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johnmerlino
12-04-2010, 05:58 PM
Hey all,

I'm not well versed with the amazon.com layout. But if you notice, the book php objects, patterns and practice is in two different sections with two different ratings:

http://www.amazon.com/PHP-5-Objects-Patterns-Practice/dp/1590593804
(good ratings)

http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Patterns-Practice-Experts-Source/dp/143022925X
(bad ratings)

Their written by the same guy on the same year, except one says PHP5 in title and other doesn't. Is this not the same book?

Lamped
12-04-2010, 06:43 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Patterns-Practice-Experts-Source/dp/143022925X
3rd edition (June 7, 2010)

http://www.amazon.com/PHP-5-Objects-Patterns-Practice/dp/1590593804
1st edition (January 4, 2005)

Similar, but one has information 5 years out of date. Editions are under product details, nearer the bottom of the product page.

johnmerlino
12-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks for response. Why do you think the older one has better Amazon customer ratings?

Lamped
12-04-2010, 08:24 PM
It has far less ratings, so hasn't evened out over time. Aside from that, I'd ask in the Psychology forum ;)

Afro_Programmer
12-04-2010, 10:10 PM
One is a first edition and the other is the 3rd edition. Basically a different book.

But on a sidenote....if you want a PHP book that goes over advanced PHP topics you should try:

http://www.amazon.com/PHP-Advanced-Visual-QuickPro-Guide/dp/0321376013/ref=pd_sim_b_6

Lamped
12-04-2010, 10:58 PM
Anyway, why would you need a book when you have.... US! ;)



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