PHP Reference: Beginner to Intermediate PHP5
by Mario Lurig
Number of pages: 163
A collection of over 250 PHP functions with clear explanations in language anyone can understand, followed with as many examples as it takes to understand what the function does and how it works. This book includes numerous additional tips, the basics of PHP, MySQL query examples, regular expressions syntax, and two indexes to help you find information faster: a common language index and a function index.
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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.
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.
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.
- PHP Security Consortium
This guide is the flagship project of the PHP Security Consortium, an international group dedicated to promoting secure programming practices. The guide offers information pertaining to a number of common security concerns for all PHP developers.