Master PHP 4 — the open source Web scripting breakthrough
Contains expert coverage of syntax, functions, design, and debugging
Leverage the amazing performance of the new Zend engine!
650+ real-world code examples
CD-ROM includes source code, plus everything you'll need to run PHP 4 implementations on Windows and UNIX
Foreword by Andi Gutmans
Praise for the first edition:
Core PHP Programming has proved itself an invaluable technical
reference. I highly recommend it for beginners as well, since the
official PHP manual often assumes too much knowledge on behalf of
the user. Leon's strength is that he does not try to sound more
technical than needed, simply for the sake of impressing other
programmers. In short, a must-have for any PHP user, beginning or
—Zack Beatty, Enterprise Web Engineer
The experienced developer's guide to PHP!
Master PHP 4, the open source, high-performance, cross-platform solution for server-side scripting!
Core PHP Programming, Second Edition is the #1 practical guide to PHP 4 for Web developers. With the guidance of top PHP developer Leon Atkinson, you'll learn everything you'll need to build robust, fast Web applications — and deploy them on leading Web servers, from Apache to Microsoft Internet Information Server.
Atkinson covers PHP syntax, the key building blocks of PHP scripts, and every PHP function, including I/O, data, and math functions, time, date, configuration, database, graphics, and network functions. He presents PHP at work in sample code that demonstrates sorting, searching, parsing, string evaluation, and more. You'll even find detailed, real-world insights into PHP 4 program design and debugging!
Core PHP Programming delivers
Thorough, easy-to-understand coverage of PHP syntax and functions
Step-by-step guidance for PHP database integration
Design and optimization techniques for maximum performance and extensibility
Practical debugging solutions
CD-ROM includes PHP 4 source code and Windows binaries plus all the code examples from the book!