8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Disordered and misleading,
This review is from: The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks, 2nd Edition (Paperback)I had read some PHP books and I have some years of experience with PHP myself. I got interested on this because it claims to cover PHP5 and the subtitle "101 essential tips" sounded like something one could read through while discovering interesting facts about PHP and PHP5.
The book however is not consistent across chapters. Each author writes examples in a different way and chapters cover only particular needs. But it even fails to serve as a cookbook as examples are often uncomplete, not applicable to real life, or tagged with messages like "will throw errors in PHP5".
In my opinion it will be a bad reference for beginners (it is misleading as it teachs some techniques of questionable use), and professionals will likely find it shallow.
Apart from gathering some interesting changes from PHP4 to PHP5 (but failing to show them in deep), I don't think I'll ever be able to use it again.