PHP Cookbook (Cookbooks (O’Reilly)) (Paperback)

PHP Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))

“This book is absolutely packed with quick solutions to common obstacles or ideas in PHP. The chapters on security are worth their weight in gold, as you’ll learn how to properly protect your site against unauthorised use.” .NET, February 2004
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When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft’s ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook’s unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges. “PHP Cookbook” h (more…)


  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Dog-eared, tattered & torn
    I bought about 25-30 PHP/MySQL books while learning & this was easily one of my top 5 most used. Programming PHP (Oreilly) and PHP 5 in Practice (Developer’s Library) are also…

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    PHP cooks – this is your recipe book
    Not much to say other than that this book continues the O’Reilly’s legacy of top books for self learning.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful recipes
    PHP is intended for rapid web development, and it does not take that long to get comfortable with the language itself.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrific reference!
    I’ll keep this short – I love this book. It’s come in handy more times than I can count. It contains great solutions to plenty of real world problems.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great semi-advanced updated book.
    It is pretty good. Especially for the people who worked a little bit on php but not an expert yet. (That is me.)

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good book for programmers
    This book is a good reference for people who already have a fair amount of programming knowledge. You don’t need to necessarily know PHP since it’s pretty similar to all the other…

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    There’s a reason its O’Rielly
    O’Rielly is a name I trust, and often look to for technical manuals. Their cookbooks and pocket guides are particularly sweet.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great way to improve your PHP!
    Each recipe states a Problem, gives a Solution, adds Discussion to help you understand the “why” behind the “what”, and tosses in a “See Also” section if you need more info.

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for intermediate developer
    This book is not for someone who doesn’t know programming. If you haven’t coded at all in your life and don’t basic PHP syntax you need a different book.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just what I wanted
    I’m coming to PHP with a strong background in Perl and this book is perfect for me. In my mind, I know what I’d do in Perl to handle a given situation.


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