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After becoming the latest casualty of the dot-com implosion in 2001, Rob had his first taste of PHP and began contributing code to the domxml extension in 2002. Since then, he has become one of the authors of the DOM extension for PHP 5, contributes to the other XML based extensions and has authored the xmlReader, for PHP 5, and xmlwriter, for PHP 4.3+, extensions. Also on occasion, he contributes bug fixes to the libxml2 project found during the development of these extensions.
If you plan to study or work with PHP and XML, this book is a MUST HAVE.
Rob Richards has done an amazing job at providing an incredibly comprehensive volume, covering a vast amount of information.
Along the way Richards introduces the reader to utility classes like SimpleXML, SAX (Simple API for XML), XMLReader.
This particular book provides the reader with a comprehensive view of PHP development. I was pleased with the vast amount of topics covered. Read morePublished on December 16, 2007 by W. Mattingly
'Pro PHP XML and Web Services' by Robert Richards is a great book to help you learn your way around these technologies. Read morePublished on November 16, 2006 by Dan McKinnon
This is a great book in that the author provides comprehensive coverage of a complicated subject, and does it in clear, concise and understandable language. Read morePublished on July 3, 2006 by Brian Richards