- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 26, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596102356
- ISBN-13: 978-0596102357
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Recommended to anyone who want to deliver a web service at a professional level.
Covering everything from basic MVC concepts, bottle-neck analysis, code profiling and coding style through to network design, protocol choice and security, this book is really quite amazing in how much useful information it manages to pack into such a deceptively small book. I found myself highlighting large portions of entire pages and then realized that there wasn't much point because the whole thing deserved highlighting.
If you're using PHP and MySQL (in particular) to build web-based applications that might one day serve more than a couple people - you should get this book and read it cover to cover.
I would have loved an abbreviated version of this book which might have told me the few things that are really worthwhile to start doing right from the beginning. Now I am mostly overwhelmed and may actually be more likely to ignore every concern listed in this book until just after it's too late.
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I give it 2 stars not because it is a bad book but because I was tricked into thinking it was going to be...Read more