PHP 5 Power Programming
by Andi Gutmans, Stig Bakken, Derick Rethans
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR 2004
Number of pages: 720
This book is an introduction to the advanced features new to PHP 5. It is written for PHP programmers who are making the move to PHP 5. Although Chapter 2, 'PHP 5 Basic Language', contains an introduction to PHP 5 syntax, it is meant as a refresher for PHP programmers and not as a tutorial for new programmers.
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A collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for PHP programmers. The book describes the best practices for everyday PHP programming dilemmas. It contains over 250 recipes, ranging from simple tasks to entire programs.
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This text is an attempt to compile a set of instructions for what can be considered best practices for common and confusing issues and tasks in PHP. It's a guide suggesting the best direction to take when facing one of the common low-level tasks.
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