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An educational introduction to CodeIgniter,
This review is from: CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development: Improve your PHP coding productivity with the free compact open-source MVC CodeIgniter framework! (Paperback)
The book is written well and the inevitable - yet thankfully small - number of spelling and grammar mistakes in the books don't detract from the book as much as in the SOA one. I got the impression while reading chapter eleven that the author is not particularly knowledgeable about file permissions on linux/unix and specifies the most permissive options for those platforms which is a bit worrying.
I was amused to find the book "PHP Programming with PEAR" gets a mention in the "Resources and Extensions" chapter, more so because CodeIgniter seems to be a framework that has a chronic case of "Not-Invented-Here" syndrome and attacks the PEAR framework on the main page of it's website and userguide.
All in all, I found the book to be a straight-forward, educational read and that it works very well alongside the CodeIgniter online documentation.
Well worth the read if you are new to CodeIgniter.