PHP Developer's Cookbook is a task-oriented book intended to offer solutions to the daily problems and goals the PHP developer faces.
In addition to a brief introduction to PHP, the main content of the book is presented in a problem and solution format, logically organized on a topic-by-topic basis. Each question specifies a goal, and the following text provides a detailed solution that achieves the stated goal along with any additional related information.
After a crash course in the basics, the PHP Developer's Cookbook covers more advanced development topics.
Sterling Hughes is a freelance Web developer, creating dynamic Web applications in PHP, C, and Perl for Fortune 500 companies. He is a coauthor of the PHP documentation and has written articles about PHP for Webreference, Zend.com, and Webtechniques. He currently writes a regular feature for Zend.com. He authored PHP's SWF, CURL, Sablotron (XSL), and BZip2 extensions, and coauthored the Sockets extension. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrei Zmievski is the lead development engineer and open source researcher at ispi, where he works on various e-commerce and Web publishing projects. He is a member of the PHP core development group and has contributed to several other open source projects. His other interests include piano and computer graphics. He can be reached at email@example.com.