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 free book about Zend Framework for the PHP programming language. This is a survival guide, boosting your understanding of the framework and how it all fits together by following the development of a single application from start to finish.
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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.