Book Review: PHP Hacks
PHP Hacks is essentially a collection of ‘bite-size’ PHP scripts that you can easily drop into your websites.
Besides being able to use the hacks straight away in your projects, the PHP code/hacks are clearly explained making them good tutorials for learning how you might do something in PHP.
SOME TOPICS/HACKS THAT STAND OUT:
- Creating a shopping cart.
- Using AJAX with JSON – a php library that makes working with AJAX easy.
- PEAR hacks like Net-Geo to find out state and city locations of people.
- A good examination of PHP design patterns.
Not exactly for beginners, but if you have an understanding of basic PHP you will be OK and you will learn a lot. This book is also good for programmers (from other languages) who want to get a good idea of what tools, libraries are available in the PHP world.
Another good book from O’reilly.