If you are looking to start building with PHP and AJAX, I recommend this book.
The code examples are explained well and give you some good, functional examples to play with and learn from.
This book is very well written but you will find it exquisitely frustrating if you are unfamiliar with XML. Read morePublished 7 months ago by PaulArt
Cristian Darie, AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications (Packt Publishing, 2006)
The best thing about AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications is... Read more
It was easy to follow the first few chapters then they expect you to already know several other subjects before you can even understand the rest. I used [... Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by J. Rivera
AJAX and PHP by Cristian Darie, a book that takes us on a journey through a now MUST when you develop web applications. Read morePublished on March 22, 2009 by Daniel Smith
This book on AJAX and PHP address a wide range target group that allow the reader to skip sections that you're familiar with, and dig down into topics you need to read up on. Read morePublished on February 10, 2009 by Peter Kølgaard
This book does offer good insights into php and ajax. It however tends to not teach as much as redirect. Read morePublished on July 16, 2008 by Amazon Customer
The good folks at Packt Publishing have really nailed it with this title. This is one of the best books I have read on the topic of PHP and AJAX. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by Adam Barrett
AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications
This is a great book for beginners as well as intermediate users of AJAX. Read more