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    SitePoint's new advanced PHP book

    Our new advanced PHP books are now available - they're written by our very own HarryF!

    The PHP Anthology, Volume I: Foundations by Harry Fuecks
    The PHP Anthology, Volume II: Applications by Harry Fuecks

    Individual volumes are $39.95, or you can get the whole Anthology for $59.90.

    The Anthology contains information about the following advanced PHP topics:

    • Object Oriented PHP
    • Access Control
    • Creating images using PHP
    • Advanced Email
    • Error handling
    • Alternative Content Types
    • Cache control and HTTP
    • Manipulating XML
    • Design patterns
    • Advanced development techniques
    • Stats and tracking


    You can view information about the books here, including sample chapters.
    http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpant1/

    The first batch of books will be hitting our warehouse in a couple of days - go ahead and place your order now
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    I think I just found my christmas present for this year.
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    Cool! I'm definitely reading those sample chapters.
    Using your unpaid time to add free content to SitePoint Pty Ltd's portfolio?

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    Looks awesome, If I can scrape together enough cash I might just have to buy it :-|

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    ordered my copies yesterday having read the first chapters. Looking forward to receiving the books
    Mike

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    This would be a perfect Christmas gift for me.
    PM me for shipping info

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    I just downloaded the sample chapters, and looking at the cover have to wonder who's the Pink Floyd fan?

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    Reading sample chapters now, looks good
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    Didn't waste any time and ordered them. PHP books which focus on problem solving + OOP are very welcome because non-existant. I wish Harry a lot of success and already am looking forward to the PHP 5 book(s)
    Sasa

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    Ceci n'est pas Zoef Zoef's Avatar
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    So did I. Could I ask you, Sasa, did you manage to download the code archive?
    The Code Archive is available free of charge all to purchasers of this book.
    Which is very nice. Only that is seems to be free of bytes as well . All I'm downloading is a 0bytes zip file.

    Just wondering if any other purchasers of the books have the same experience or if it's just me?

    Rik
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoef
    So did I. Could I ask you, Sasa, did you manage to download the code archive?Which is very nice. Only that is seems to be free of bytes as well . All I'm downloading is a 0bytes zip file.

    Just wondering if any other purchasers of the books have the same experience or if it's just me?

    Rik
    I think it's not ready yet, because it even says "File Zip: 0 K file" at the bottom of that page.
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    Yeah I noticed that as well, thought it to be absurd at first untill I tried to download it and saw that indeed, they are very seriously telling the truth with that statement.

    Which is even more absurd of course.

    Rik

    PS: But not half as absurd as me going on about it.
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    And btw, Kings, aren't you risking it a bit in this hood, with no less then 3, yes three, times the acronym 'ASP' in your sig?

    Rik

    PS: Please do not, i repeat, do not, take seriously .
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    Zoef,

    no didn't bother. Will wait till the books arrive. I am more interested in reading the book than using the code snippets 1:1. At least not at first. Seems like they are not available yet anyway.
    Sasa

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    I downloaded the sample chapters and that was all I needed to convince me to order this book. This is the first php book in a long time that I am glad to pay the money for. I think this could be one of the all-time great php books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoef
    So did I. Could I ask you, Sasa, did you manage to download the code archive?Which is very nice. Only that is seems to be free of bytes as well . All I'm downloading is a 0bytes zip file.

    Just wondering if any other purchasers of the books have the same experience or if it's just me?

    Rik
    Apologies Rik (and anyone else this applies to),

    We're having an occasional IE/mime-type issue with the code download that we can't quite nail down. Only happens for certain setups. Seems to be IE users with ZIP files set to be automatically handled by a third party software (eg. you have unticked the 'don't ask me about this next time' box when it gives you the 'OPEN/SAVE/CANCEL' dialog. IE seems to create the new file in 'temp' and then not tell the third party program where it is, so it reports the new file as empty.

    Anyway, Tom can definitely get you a copy of the code until we figure it out (or try Moz/Opera if you're in a hurry).
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    Ceci n'est pas Zoef Zoef's Avatar
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    Thanks Alex,

    Wasn't that at all actually (I use Firebird).

    See this thread: http://www.sitepointforums.com/showthread.php?t=143895
    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    I've fixed it now - should be working. It appears that we forgot to upload the file to the server.


    So I've been managing to play some . Just waiting for the book now. When are you starting to send them?

    Rik

    PS: Sorry to inconevience you, actually, Alex. I should have posted here when things got solved. I guess I forgot I had mentioned it over here as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    I just downloaded the sample chapters, and looking at the cover have to wonder who's the Pink Floyd fan?
    don't forget Led Zeppelin and The Doors ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoef
    Thanks Alex,

    Wasn't that at all actually (I use Firebird).

    See this thread: http://www.sitepointforums.com/showthread.php?t=143895


    So I've been managing to play some . Just waiting for the book now. When are you starting to send them?

    Rik

    PS: Sorry to inconevience you, actually, Alex. I should have posted here when things got solved. I guess I forgot I had mentioned it over here as well.
    No problem at all Rik.

    We're all back at work today so sorry for the slow reply.

    According to Tom, they started shipping on the 29th so it should be on your doorstep very shortly if it's not already.
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    I'm so pleased with previous SitePoint books I bought (PHP-MySQL Database, and HTML Utopia), I didn't bother to download the sample chapters for the new books, or look in the Forums.

    I know I need to know this stuff so I just pressed Buy.

    The SitePoint brand has already proved itself for me. It's an object lesson in how to build a reputation and do business on the web. I'm confident this will be a worthwhile purchase!

    The pittance these books cost is as nothing compared to the many thousands of dollars I've made thanks to SitePoint's books, articles and forums.

    Thank you SitePoint!

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    Just wanted to say that I was pleasantly surprised with a very quick delivery. I ordered both books last wednesday and they were in my mailbox today (saturday). My mailbox is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Thumbs up!

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    Thanks for the positive feedback guys, we appreciate it.

    Mark.
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    Great work and great book, is someone thinking in translating the book to other languages (for example, spanish )? It is posible to translate it? When I finish my exams I would like to do it.

    vitxo.

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    We've had our books licensed by companies who have translated them to German before. At the moment we aren't really in a position to service those multi-lingual markets in the way that we'd would want to.
    Alex Walker
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    Wow - many thanks for all the nice words! Really means alot.

    And thanks to the Sitepoint crew who really are great to work with and gave so much support throughout the writing. Without trying to appeal for sympathy, they took a teeny bit longer than expected to write (as in impending hair loss) but the Sitepoint team really helped pull me through.

    OK - getting shy now...


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