The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & hacks, 2nd Edition

The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & hacks, 2nd Edition is out! This is a big deal for me because it’s my first book as a technical editor. It represents several months’ work and a considerable amount of coffee. I think it’s a great book with heaps of code you can rip out and start using straight away.

One of my favorite parts is chapter 10: “Access Control”. If you read the whole chapter you’ll realize that you have a complete, ready-made user registration and permissions system, with email confirmation, groups, permission levels and session storage. You’ll find this chapter in the free sample PDF too!

And you’ll find even more answers to common problems like how to send HTML email with attachments, how to read or produce an RSS feed, how to make a customized data grid, and how to speed up your site through caching. It’s like codeine for your PHP headaches!

In the spirit of eating my own dog food, I recently used code from the book to create these slightly amusing bar graphs. They are built from the data from the 2007 Web Design Survey and they provide this shocking revelation: 50% of people in the web industry fill out surveys during office hours!

A bar chart showing 50% of people in the web industry fill in surveys during office hours

I was also able to show that the worst offenders were from non-profit organizations!

A bar chart showing that most people in the web industry who fill in surveys during office hours work for non-profit organisations

Creating them was a snap, all I had to do was copy and paste the code from the book, change the numbers, adjust the colors, and execute. It literally took me minutes to do.

To sweeten the deal, our marketing guy, Shayne, gave me a link to share with you so you can get a discount and a freebie:

Click this link to get a discount on The PHP Anthology, 101 Tips, Tricks, and hacks, 2nd Edition and a free gift!

So, click it! Click it now for instant relief!

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