The PHP language is in use today at over 12 million Internet domains worldwide, and continues to grow in popularity at an astonishing rate of almost 400,000 domains a month. The latest version, PHP 5, is expected to reach final form in 2004. It is a significant new release that speeds up performance, improves XML and streams support, and includes many new functions. PHP 5 increases the appeal of PHP to serious programmers who have not used it before, and it requires current PHP users to re-learn many things as to how they have approached PHP in the past. PHP Unleashed provides a complete, practical, and authoritative guide for both the experienced programmer who is considering PHP for the first time and the current PHP user who wants to learn more about PHP 5 and how to fully exploit all its new capabilities. The book begins with a detailed summary of the basics, and then quickly moves on to more advanced topics such as working with data, outputting graphical data, interacting with messaging servers, and building complete applications.
Over 12 million Internet domains worldwide use the PHP language to power their websites. If you are a programmer included in this group, or would like to be one, you should pick up a copy of "PHP Unleashed." The definitive guide in PHP programming, "PHP Unleashed" thoroughly and authoritatively covers the release of PHP 5, as well as advanced topics not found in other books. It begins with a detailed summary of the basics and then quickly moves on to more advanced topics such as working with data, outputting graphical data and building complete applications. Whether you're an experienced programmer and new to PHP, or an experienced PHP programmer but new to PHP 5, this is the one PHP book you need in your library.