Hacking with PHP
by Paul Hudson
Number of pages: 323
I have written this book with the goal of making the task of learning PHP something fun that you do not have to worry about. As such, you will find lots of information for newcomers, even those who have not programmed much before. On the other end of the scale, I must admit that I have worked hard to put in this book lots of information on advanced functionality in PHP – if you are a veteran user looking to take your PHP skills above and beyond where they are right now, I am hoping you will find there is lots to be had here.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Josh Lockhart - phptherightway.com
There's a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and bad code. This must stop. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices and accepted coding standards.
- IBM Redbooks
The book provides lots of information for developers, including code samples for creating PHP applications with DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, and Cloudscape. We use the latest PHP data access extensions including: PHP Data Objects and ibm_db2.
by Giorgio Sironi
This practical testing book is aimed to all PHP developers. The book will help you grasp the fundamentals of TDD (Test-Driven Development) and its advantages: testable code, effective test suite and the good design that ensues.
by Francois Zaninotto, Fabien Potencier - Sensio SA
A Gentle Introduction to symfony introduces you to the leading framework for PHP developers, showing you how to wield its many features to develop web applications faster and more efficiently, even if you only know a bit of PHP.