Good, but a little dated.,
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This review is from: Creating Interactive Websites with PHP and Web Services (Paperback)
This would be a 5 star text if it covers php 5. It appears no new editions are planned so you have to think of how you can apply it's lessons To PHP 5 as it's based on a PHP 4.3.X installation.
That being said, I like the book's approach in that once it gets past PHP basics in the first, it presents full PHP applications such as an e-commerce web app, a membership app with registration, log-in and forgotten password scripts as welll as news site. The application starts simple and then progressively adds more interactive and dynamic features so that you can easily isolate a particular component that you want to focus on, such as the memmbership app.
Recommended if you do not mind information based on PHP 4. However few books are as practical as this one and if you have used any Sybex book, you know what I am talking about.