Most helpful critical review
Not much for so many pages
on June 23, 2001
This book looked great when I flipped through it in the store, but after actually trying to use it it's been a big disappointment. My biggest complaint is the index, which has contained almost nothing I've wanted to look up, i.e. no index entries for "subroutine" or "date", to name two.
What *is* here is well written, clearly by someone who knows what they're talking about, but I generally felt disappointed by each section, as so many topics were presented with such a cursory treatment. This is not the book for someone who wants any depth on any particular aspect of using PHP (databases, sessions, etc).
All I have to say is, I'm going to try and exchange this book for another one next week.