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Over the past three years PHP has evolved from being a niche language used to add dynamic functionality to small sites to a powerful tool making strong inroads into large-scale, business-critical Web systems.
The rapid maturation of PHP has created a skeptical population of users from more traditional "enterprise" languages who question the readiness and ability of PHP to scale, as well as a large population of PHP developers without formal computer science backgrounds who have learned through the hands-on experimentation while developing small and midsize applications in PHP.
While there are many books on learning PHP and developing small applications with it, there is a serious lack of information on "scaling" PHP for large-scale, business-critical systems. Schlossnagle's Advanced PHP Programming fills that void, demonstrating that PHP is ready for enterprise Web applications by showing the reader how to develop PHP-based applications for maximum performance, stability, and extensibility.
George Schlossnagle is a principal at OmniTI Computer Consulting, a Maryland-based tech company that specializes in high-volume Web and email systems. Before joining OmniTI, he led technical operations at several high-profile community Web sites, where he developed experience managing PHP in very large enterprise environments. He is a frequent contributor to the PHP community and his work can be found in the PHP core, as well as in the PEAR and PECL extension repositories.
Before entering the information technology field, George trained to be a mathematician and served a two-year stint as a teacher in the Peace Corps. His experience has taught him to value an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving that favors root-cause analysis of problems over simply addressing symptoms.
For people familiar with the code or is exposed to allot of coding language to adapt to coding in PHPPublished 22 months ago by Virgie
This book has a lot of useful tips and techniques for those who is serious about PHP development beyond basics. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2010 by Andrei Filonov
Very good book with lots of examples and good advice. Easy to read and learn from it.Published on June 3 2009 by R. Okada
Excellent book, not only for PHP, but also for any programming language, especially web-developpement languages.Published on April 13 2005 by Ugo
I know PHP and Linux are a great match but people really do run PHP on Windows as well. This book acts like it is Linux only and never mentions the Windows implementation. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by M. Hunsberger
Frankly, I think others have already said it so I'll keep this short. This book is a well-organized, easy to read compendium of best practices and advanced development techniques... Read morePublished on May 29 2004
George Schlossnagle's Advanced PHP Programming is the superbly organized and definitive instructional guide to developing large-scale PHP applications. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Midwest Book Review
Wow, I love this book! Not just because the content is great, but also because the other has his head held high. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Jack D. Herrington