Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Foundations of PEAR: Rapid PHP Development


  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (November 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590597397

PEAR, the PHP Extension and Application Repository, is a bountiful resource for any PHP developer. Within its confines lie the tools that you need to do your job more quickly and efficiently. You need to be able to quickly assess and determine which PEAR package is the right one for the task you are up against. Then you need to know the API and see some examples of how to best use it. Foundations of PEAR is your one stop for locating the PEAR package you need. Authors Nathan Good and Allan Kent have carefully selected the most useful and widely used packages for this book.

Each package is broken down logically by function, and each one is covered in detail. The book presents each package in a manner that allows you to jump quickly to the key items you need to implement a solution. The authors understand that you need to see the packages in actioneach performing in real-world applications. So theyve included four projects in the book that each use a combination of PEAR packages in their implementations. Once youre armed with the knowledge in this book, youll be set to take your PHP development to a new level.

About the Author
Nathan A. Good lives in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. He is a contractor with Alliance of Computer Professionals in Bloomington. When he isn’t writing software, Nathan enjoys building PCs and servers, reading about and working with new technologies, and trying to get all his friends to make the move to open source software. When he’s not at a computer (which he admits is not often), he spends time with his family, at his church, and at the movies. Allan Kent is a born and bred South African and still lives and works in Cape Town. He has been programming in various languages and on diverse platforms for more than 20 years. He’s currently the head of technology at Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town.Download:

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