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Essential PHP Tools: Modules, Extensions, and Acce&hellip by David Sklar
The PHP world is full of great add-ons, modules and tools available for free on the Internet. Unfortunately, many of them lack quality documentation. If you already have a decent understanding of PHP and want to expand your arsenal this book is for you. Take a look at the TOC and you will find plenty of useful material, from portable database connectivity, to SOAP, XML and much more. Each chapter is self-containing, no linear reading is required and you can safely skip something or jump across different topics. I hope to see more books like this; there are many little software gems out there that deserve this kind of treatment
Java Regular Expressions: Taming the java.util.reg&hellip by Mehran Habibi
Here the author aims at two main goals. First, provide a full, in depth coverage of the java.util.regex engine, then, offer a basic but complete introduction to RegExp. While he achieves the first goal in a very brilliant way, I still wouldn't suggest the book to somebody totally new to RegExp. Mr Habibi's informal writing style is worth a mention, since it nicely compensates the somewhat arcane nature of the topic. Also worth a special note are the examples, there are plenty of them, well selected and build on each other.
XML and FrameMaker by Kay Ethier
XML and FrameMaker by Kay Ethier
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Recently I had to use FrameMaker as authoring tool for DoocBook, it was quite a challenging task because it required learning a lot of new stuff. FrameMaker is a powerful and sophisticated tool, with XML capabilities that were build on top of its SGML legacy, so it's a pretty complex beast to learn. This book was just right on the spot; it allowed me to save an outrageous amount of time and frustration. I don't know if it can be valuable for seasoned FrameMaker users, but I am sure it's a great investment if you have to deal with FrameMaker and XML starting from scratch