Today, php|architect has released the latest in their line of nanobooks: php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide. Writing along with Davey Shafik, I’m proud to have been a part of this project. It was hard work, and Davey had to step in on more than one occassion to save my rear-end, but I think, in the end, all worked out well, and I can honestly say that the final product is more than simply a study guide for the Zend PHP 5 Certification Exam. In fact, it is an essential guide to PHP 5 in general.
php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide covers topics ranging from the basics of PHP to object-oriented programming to databases to Web services, and it does so all under the banner of PHP 5. If you want a general primer on PHP 5, then this book is for you. If you want to study for the Zend PHP 5 Certification Exam, then even better; this book is especially for you.
Coinciding with the release of the book is the announcment of a competition in which the grand prize winner will receive a Zend Studio Professional license, a voucher for the Zend PHP 5 Certification Exam, one year’s subscription to php|architect, and a signed copy of php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide.
Finally, since I’m often asked, my contribution to this book included the chapters Databases and SQL, XML and Web Services, and Security.