PHP 5 is enterprise-ready. It’s fast, scalable, and extensible. It offers a surprisingly powerful object model. But many developers still use it for nothing but simple “glue” scripts. Why not leverage your PHP skills to do a whole lot more -- and make yourself more competitive, too?
Advanced PHP Programming is PHP 5 for serious, large-scale web development -- the stuff introductory PHP books don’t teach. For example, there’s a full section on caching for performance. Techniques for building scalable applications that run across clusters. Detailed coverage of benchmarking and profiling. A full chapter on SOAP and XML-RPC.
Above all, you’ll learn sophisticated PHP problem-solving skills -- and take away plenty of examples to get you rolling. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.