by Sterling Hughes
The “PHP Developer’s Cookbook, 2nd Edition” is a perfect book for those who want to be an expert in PHP programming. Sterling Hughes is the author of this programming book. Sterling is a freelance Web developer, creating dynamic Web applications in PHP, C, and Perl for Fortune 500 companies. He is a co-author of the PHP documentation and has written articles about PHP for Web reference, Zend.com, and Web techniques. PHP Developer’s Cookbook is a helpful book for the intermediate programmers as it offers solutions to the daily problems and goals the PHP developer faces. It gives you a great overview of what PHP can do. It has sections on extending PHP with your own functions in C.
So, if you are an experienced programmer that wants to know what PHP can do, read this book. Furthermore, this book covers a huge range of tasks, such as string manipulation, through to the highly complex such as drawing graphics with GD and outputting XML. It is also filled with numerous screenshots and examples that will help and engage the readers from start to end of the page. One good thing about this book is, each chapter is broken down into 8 or 9 problems, and each problem comes with at least one solution and a discussion. In summary, PHP Developer’s Cookbook is a perfect book for intermediate programmers who want to sharpen their skills.