Media praise for PHP Cookbook

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"The 'PHP Cookbook' should be on every PHP programmer's bookshelf...The 'PHP Cookbook' managed to cover every topic I could have hoped for...I don't know how I ever got along without this book."
--Chrispian Burks, Sitepoint, June 2003
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/review-php-cookbook

"Altogether this book provides almost an ‘essential’ reference manual for people who program in PHP. Each solution provides at least a very good starting point for almost every individual problem you might encounter when using PHP for web sites and even gets you going with CLI programs, and in most cases you probably won’t need to look any further. It could save you many hours of sitting and wondering how to start when faced with the challenge of coding a specific solution, or searching the internet for ages."
--Mike Wright, Entwickler.com, May 2004
http://www.php-mag.net/itr/buchtipps/psecom,id,271,nodeid,115.html

"Bottom line, unless you are a beginner PHP developer get this book. If you are new to PHP, buy a beginning PHP book THEN buy this book."
--Jen deHaan, Calgary Flash User Group, February 2004
http://www.flash-mx.com/books/phpcookbook.cfm

"The 'PHP Cookbook' should be on every PHP programmer's bookshelf. It's an excellent desktop reference that provides quick solutions to common problems...The 'PHP Cookbook' managed to cover every topic I could have hoped for...Rating: 4.5/5. I don't know how I ever got along without this book. I've been very pleased with the 'PHP Cookbook' and now find myself using it daily."
--Chrispian Burks, WebDevReviews.com, February 2004
http://www.webdevreviews.com/articles/10

"If this book was a painting it would certainly be a Van Gogh, you can just tell that an extreme amount of hard work has went into the production of this masterpiece (let's hope their bodies remain intact though :). Its a delight to have such a refreshingly thorough and easy to read PHP book to hand, and unless you wrote the book I'm sure you will learn a thing or two...Overall I have to say its the best PHP (and programming/scripting) book I have ever read and, look forward, excitingly, to using my new found knowledge gained from it."
--Stuart Cochrane, PHP-Editors.com,
http://www.php-editors.com/php_cookbook.php

"'PHP Cookbook' is highly recommended for any PHP programmer who needs a ready reference not just for functions and variables, but solutions. And it's a great resource for any PHP programmer who wants to explore all the functionality that PHP offers."
--Owen Leonard, Southeast Ohio Macromedia User Group, May 2003

"What should we expect from the 'PHP Cookbook' (PC)...To reflect its subject, PC should be practical, down-to-earth...And it is! PC is an easily digested collection of close to three hundred recipes authored by two deeply experienced PHP professionals."
--Cameron Laird, UnixReview.com, June 2003
http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=8217/ur0306k/

"'PHP Cookbook' is highly recommended for any PHP programmer who needs a ready reference not just for functions and variables, but solutions. And it's a great resource for any PHP programmer who wants to explore all the functionality that PHP offers."
--Owen Leonard, Southeast Ohio Macromedia User Group, May 2003
http://www.seomug.org/reviews/php_cookbook.cfm

"I would like to define what I feel is a good book. A good book is one that is worth its weight in gold, a book that gets its edges worn, and its binding marred by excessive overuse, a book that you see your friend carrying down the street, even though you know for a fact that he's read it a million times. I think that for a book to be useful, it *must* not spoon-feed information, it must not make allusions to 'key' concepts and then say something along the lines of, 'but this concept is beyond the scope of this book,' and then allude to it several more times, even on the same page. If they're going to talk about something, they better make it understandable, because I don't ever remember hearing about book reading prerequisites. A good book must give examples to show their meaning, and even in some cases, apply that information to a common problem. 'PHP Cookbook' is a good book."
--Ryan Gantt, Bozeman LUG, January 2003

"An essential bookshelf item for serious web developers."
--Netsurfer Digest, December 2002