The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd Edition is a collection of powerful PHP 5 solutions to the most common programming problems.
Featuring best-practice code and a commonsense approach to development, this book includes coverage of:
Manage errors gracefully.
Build functional forms, tables, and SEO-friendly URLs.
Reduce load time with client- and server-side caching.
Produce and utilize web services with XML.
Secure your site using access control systems.
Easily work with files, emails, and images.
And much more
The question and answer format will allow you to to quickly find and reference any of the 101 solutions, saving you hours of Internet research or painful trial & error. All solutions are fully explained and the ready-to-use code is available for download.
About the Author
Ben Balbo was born in Germany, grew up in the UK, lives in Melbourne, and likes Guinness. While he isn't drinking Guinness (which is most of the time in Melbourne, as it just doesn't taste the same), he earns a living as a PHP developer and trainer, security consultant, and Open Source developer. He has been known to talk in public about web development-related topics, which comes as part of the package of being on the committees of both the Melbourne PHP User Group and Open Source Developers' Club. Although he wouldn't admit this, he participates at this level only in order to go to restaurants or pubs after the meetings.
Harry Fuecks is a technical writer, programmer, and system engineer. He has worked in corporate IT since 1994, having completed a Bachelor's degree in Physics. He first came across PHP in 1999, while putting together a small Intranet. Today, he's the lead developer of a corporate Extranet, where PHP plays an important role in delivering a unified platform for numerous back office systems.
Davey Shafik is a full time PHP Developer with many year of experience in PHP and related technologies. An avid magazine writer and book author, Davey keeps his mind sharp by trying to tackle problems from a unique perspective.
Ligaya Turmelle is a full-time goddess, occasional PHP programmer, and obsessive world traveler. Actively involved with the PHP community as a founding Principal of phpwomen.org, administrator at codewalkers.com, roving reporter for the Developer Zone on Zend.com, and PHP blogger and long-time busybody of #phpc on freenode, she hopes to one day actually meet the people she talks to. When not sitting at her computer staring at the screen, Ligaya can usually be found either playing golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, or just playing with the dogs outside. Ligaya Turmelle is a Zend Certified Engineer.
Matthew Weier O'Phinney is a full-time father of two and spends his free time developing in PHP. He is a PEAR developer, core contributor to Zend Framework, and all-around PHP 5 proponent-though PHP 6 cannot come soon enough for him.