Geoff Caplan

Location: Birmingham UK


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Secure PHP Development: Building 50 Practical Appl&hellip by Mohammed J. Kabir
1.0 out of 5 stars A truly appalling book, July 15 2004
I normally like to be charitable, but this publication really has nothing to recommend it. Don't touch it with a bargepole.
It's a book about secure, object orientated PHP applications by a guy who doesn't understand security, doesn't understand OOP and can't write.
Despite the title "Secure PHP", there are whole classes of security exploits which are not even mentioned. There is no comprehensive and authoritative discussion of security at any point.
The code samples are poorly laid out, riddled with errors, littered with notes to the author from the technical reviewer, and astonishingly repetitive. You will often get large chunks of code repeated many times just to… Read more