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.
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by Luis Atencio - Leanpub
I provide a practical approach to functional programming and show how it compares to other programming paradigms. The book is filled with examples that showcase functional concepts, plus using PHP in a ways you've probably never though it could.
by Vikram Vaswani - Zend Developer Zone
This book caters for the absolute beginners to the intermediate and advanced PHP developers. It takes you through from what is a variable to a nice snippet the author found on backing up a databases or their individual individual tables.
by Penn Wu - The Global Text Project
by Matt Curry - PseudoCoder.com
Free e-book about the CakePHP Framework. It covers topics that are generally missed in the beginner books that are on the market. This book isn't meant for people wanting to learn CakePHP, use it if you want to improve your CakePHP skills.