Covers the PHP programming language for readers with some experience in other programming languages or
who know PHP basics and want to learn more.
Covers the core language, HTTP session management, database connectivity to MySQL, Oracle and PEAR, graphics file
manipulation, XML parsing and PDF creation. Includes instructions for building a PHP extension library in C, a function
reference, and a guide to existing extensions.
master the ins and outs of PHP programming and development-related tasks, with particularly strong knowledge of forms, databases and multimedia
design, develop and deploym complex web-based solutions across several platforms
give you a good understanding of the uses PHP can be put to above and beyond handling forms
learn more advanced features of PHP (IMAP, XML, and Sockets)
gain tips and tricks on how to program better PHP
The above link is to the newer version of the book which is now a wiki. While converting the book to wiki format, the author
corrected errors and cleaned up the HTML. In case you want the older version, here is a link to it.
A book for more advanced readers, it covers many PHP 5 topics including PHPs new object model, powerful design patterns,
building XML-based Web services with XML-RPC and SOAP, integrating with MySQL, SQLite, and other database engines,
improving script performance with tips and tools for PHP optimization, efficient error handling, migrating PHP 4 code, and other topics.
Relevant to people creating web apps, extensions, packages, shell scripts, or migrating code.