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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