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The source code for the book is at the book's website. I have downloaded it easily without registration.
This book is great, if you are confortable with PHP already as it's an Advanced book. Among other topics, I liked, Perl Compartible Regular Expressions which are explained so well that you will be able to write complex patterns to validate staff with or for general pattern matching. Advanced Arrays is another peak. You will find deeply nested arrays being manipulated by Recursive Functions. If you like OOP, then you will find two detailed chapters on
Object Orinted Programming.
There is a chapter on AJAX. The chapter has full fledged AJAX Application. The last chapter explains how to parse XML documents with PHP. There is a very brief explanation on how to create XML documents but that is not exhaustive. I think the useful parts are the parsing of XML using PHP and creating RSS Feeds as it's a practical example with code and screen shots that shows how the whole thing is rendered in a browser.