PHP Developer's Cookbook

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 480 pages
Annotation A complete, solutions-oriented guide to the challenges most PHP developers often face. Written specifically for experienced Web developers, PHP Developers Cookbook, Second Edition offers real-world solutions to real development needs. Full of techniques and complete code examples, teaching the reader not only how to use PHP, but to write the best PHP code. The authors are both directly involved with the development of the PHP project. PHP Developers Cookbook, Second Edition is a task-oriented book intended to offer solutions to the daily problems and goals the PHP developer faces. In addition to a brief introduction to PHP, the main content of the book, logically organized on a topic-by-topic basis, is presented in a problem and solution format. Each question specifies a goal, and the following text provides a detailed solution that achieves the stated goal along with any additional related information. After a crash course in the basics, the PHP Developers Cookbook, Second Edition covers more advanced development topics. Sterling Hughes is a freelance Web developer, creating dynamic Web applications in PHP, C, and Perl for Fortune 500 companies. He is one of the authors of the PHP documentation, and has written articles on PHP for Web Reference,Zend.com, and Web Techniques. Andrei Zmievski is the lead development engineer and open source researcher at ispi, an international leader in developing Internet publishing and e-commerce systems. He is a member of the PHP core development group and has contributed to several other open source projects. He also contributed to PHP Developers Handbook, Sams Publishing, 0-672-32292-7.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Partl Language Constructs and Techniques
9
Working with Numbers Dates and Times
33
Using Arrays
69
PHPs Builtin Arrays and Constants
91
Matching Data with Regular Expressions
101
File Access
127
Working with Files in Directories
159
Databases
253
Going Outside PHP
281
Communicating with Sockets
295
Working with SNMP Objects
325
Generating Other Languages
337
HTML
361
The Zend API
397
A PHP Installation
437

Functions
177
Classes
189
Maintaining Sessions with PHP
205
Interacting with Web Pages and Servers
231
B Troubleshooting with PHP
445
с PHP Online Resources
451
A return Statement from a required File Does Not Work
457
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About the author (2002)

Sterling Hughes is a freelance Web developer, creating dynamic Web applications in PHP, C, and Perl for Fortune 500 companies. He is a coauthor of the PHP documentation and has written articles about PHP for Webreference, Zend.com, and Webtechniques. He currently writes a regular feature for Zend.com. He authored PHP's SWF, CURL, Sablotron (XSL), and BZip2 extensions, and coauthored the Sockets extension. He can be reached at sterling@php.net.

Andrei Zmievski is the lead development engineer and open source researcher at ispi, where he works on various e-commerce and Web publishing projects. He is a member of the PHP core development group and has contributed to several other open source projects. His other interests include piano and computer graphics. He can be reached at andrei@php.net.

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