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Kevin McArthur is an open source developer residing in British Columbia, Canada. He is a self-taught entrepreneur and has been running a very successful PHP application development studio for more than eight years. His company, StormTide Digital Studios, has worked with industry in the United States and Canada to provide scaling solutions for web statistics, VoIP, and print automation. An avid IRC user, Kevin helps to administer one of the largest PHP support organizations, PHP EFnet.
Kevin's contributions to open source projects, including the Zend Framework, have made him a well-known authority in the industry. He has written several articles for PHPRiot.com on topics such as reflection, the Standard PHP Library, object-oriented programming, and PostgreSQL.
A lot of people tend to dismiss PHP as a language for newbies and wannabe programmers. Nothing is further from the truth, and this book illustrates how the language can be used in... Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Peter de Tagyos
This book started out strong and seemed like a great place continue on with learning more advanced PHP. However towards the middle I hit a wall. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by JremyD
I'm about 250 pages into this book. Already I know it will make me a much better developer. It covers so much of what I've been wanting to know for a while. Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by A. Agronick
great book! I does go into details and watch at php as a solid enterprise solution. It makes you a better developer. Really.Published on June 8, 2011 by fabs
This book was written in anticipation of PHP 6. Most everything the author writes about has been released in 5. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Ben
First of all, by no means am I an expert programmer, but I'm plenty competent enough to concur with another reviewer that you could get better info on the contents contained in... Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by WanderWhere
While Mr. McArthur seems to know what he is talking about, this book doesn't have much substance over the plain documentation you get with PHP and the Zend Framework. Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by Billy O'Neal
Please, do NOT spend your money on this book. It does not cover any of the topics in good detail. A simple search of each of the topics by google could give more information.Published on October 19, 2009 by Amazon Customer
When I first learnt PHP - I learnt it in less than a day. Serious, I was able to write simple web pages, db operations, AJAX ... I thought I knew PHP. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by XNOR