11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Big on whitespace, short on information.,
This review is from: Foundations of PEAR: Rapid PHP Development (Paperback)
This book is lacking in both breadth and depth. Here is an example of each:
1. In the XML section, only three of the 13 classes in the XML package are discussed. In fact, only ten of the nearly three dozen PEAR packages are covered.
2. In the discussion of the File class, the third parameter is the file lock mode. The text reads, "The type of file lock to use," but fails to explain what those lock modes are.
Considering this, I consider the book overpriced and of value only to the beginner who is having difficulty getting started with PEAR. If this is the your situation, I recommend looking for a used copy.