What you hold in your hands is the answer to all your PHP 5 needs. We have written PHP 5 Recipes with a number of purposes in mind.
First, this book is a source of instant solutions, including countless pieces of useful code that you can just copy and paste into your own applications, giving you answers fast and saving you hours of coding time.
Second, this book is a useful reference to the most important aspects of the PHP 5 language, including the vital functions you know and love from previous versions of PHP, as well as the functions introduced in PHP 5.
Finally, this book explains the new PHP 5 functionality in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new MySQLi database extension.
We are confident PHP 5 Recipes will be a useful and welcome companion throughout your PHP journey, keeping you on the cutting edge of PHP development, ahead of the competition, and giving you all the answers you need, when you need them.
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Date: 23 September, 2005
Author: Lee Babin, Nathan A. Good, Frank M. Kromann, Jon Stephens