Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
A comprehensive guide to programming in PHP. Topics: Learning the Language - basics; Advanced PHP - Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Templating, Libraries, Frameworks, Security, Command-Line Interface (CLI); etc.
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