James Pyles writes "I recently reviewed the book that launched Prentice Hall's Negus Live Linux Series for Linux Magazine. Live Linux CDs is an excellent introduction to the wide variety of ways Linux Live CDs can be used (they're not just for Windows users to 'test drive' Linux anymore). I was curious however to see what a series of books based on live CDs would look like. Enter 'Practical PHP and MySQL'.
Jono Bacon (co-author of The Official Ubuntu Book and Linux Desktop Hacks) has taken an interesting approach in writing this book. The premise is to use a Linux live CD to teach the readers how to build eight specific web applications. How he does this is unique."