on May 18, 2005
I read most of this book and the writing approach is not bad, but there is no way that this book is for professionals.
The topics covered are well explained and the code is precisely structured and properly divided, just like it should be with any object oriented book. The downfalls I consider for this book is that, it does not cover topics such as multiple database connections, which many websites now have (connecting to MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL simultaneously). And another extremely important topic not covered is the multi-lingual design. Most sites now require programmers to create sites in more than two languages (English, French, German, etc.) and I would like to see that in future versions of this book. Still this book is an excellent start for an E-commerce website with PHP (furthermore, the logic behind it is great for any e-commerce website).