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Old 05-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Please recommend good PHP(minus Mysql) book/source.


Good Day,

I need to learn PHP. I know it as I have done some php/my-sql programming.
But it was a while back.

Now I need to learn PHP , as I would be using it on daily basis.

1-It would involve reading/writing/modifying text files.
2-Some socket level programming or simple ssh communication.
3-I would really love if it could give me hint about php interacting with system level utilities.
(more like cgi)
4-I guess no need to mention its all in Linux environment.


Thanks.

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg PHP Cookbook (Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2002). ISBN 1-56592-681-1.
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The PHP Cookbook is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for PHP programmers. The book contains a unique and extensive collection of best practices for everyday PHP programming dilemmas. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe" -- short, focused pieces of code that you can insert directly into your applications. But this book offers more than cut-and-paste code. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.
That's pretty much it -- good book as far as I'm concerned.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Sterling Hughes: PHP Developer's Cookbook (Sams Publishing).

Contents: strings, numbers, dates and times, arrays, associative arrays, regular expressions, file access, file contents, directories, functions, classes, sessions, web automation, built-in arrays, cnstants, dbm, interfacing with other programs, email, ldap, snmp, communication, image creation, xml, zend api.

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Old 05-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #4
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I liked "Core PHP Programming" by Leon Atkinson and Zeev Suraski.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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You do have this bookmarked right: http://www.php.net/manual/en/ ?
There's a lot of tutorial/example code there, not just the lang definition.
 
  


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