Web Application Development with PHP (Book & CD Rom) (Paperback)

Web Application Development with PHP (Book & CD Rom)

Amazon.co.uk Review
PHP is an open source Web-scripting language that has gaining steam in the development community, especially in the Apache Web server realm. With a syntax that draws heavily on C, PHP appeals to advanced programmers moving to the Web from traditional software development.Web Application Development With PHP 4.0 isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill language tutorial. Authors Ratschiller and Gerken purposely designed its content to appeal to coders already proficient in PHP but in need of advanced programming techniques and high-level application development skills. Assuming a strong programming foundation, this book can be considered a next-level PHP tutorial.Drawing on their own experience of what’s really important in PHP development, the authors dive into topics such as linked lists and associative arrays. They also weave topics like security and database access with software development issues such as three-tier architecture, versioning and program req (more…)


  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Patronising book which fails to cover PHP properly
    To call me disappointed in this book would be an understatement.This book reads like it was written by a couple of computer science undergraduates who want to show the world…

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good book
    This is a good book for the PHP4 developer.Strangely it combines much sound advice on programming and project planning in general (stuff that one would wish even less experienced…

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    More than PHP covered…
    This book is great, it covers more than just PHP. It covers ideas such as group development, CVS, good programing principles, reusable code etc..

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well-written, plenty of good tips in developing PHP apps
    A good advanced book, note, if you want to learn to program in PHP, buy Professional PHP Programming, not this one first.


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