David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg
The main goal of PHP Cookbook is to provide solutions to all te most common PHP problems in one easily accessible location.
Essentially, it’s an exhaustive how-to guide to the PHP language. With lots of problem/solution sections and boatloads of examples, the idea of the PHP Cookbook is to help developers solve problems, really really fast. This includes short workaround code snippets as well as explanations for how the code works (giving you the tools to solve problems going forwards). While some more advanced PHP developers might find that its focus on heuristics rather than theoretical explanation frustrating, beginners and intermediates will love it for its quick problem solving.
From simple commands to complex systematic challenges, the PHP Cookbook covers it all. It’s well written, and with its focus on action in place of theory, it’s a great tableside resource for beginning and intermediate developers.