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If it's all you want to do...
on October 30, 2011
I was hoping for more from this book due to the reviews but it's not all that. As pointed out, it's has solid basics.
I did download some of the material to check it out and tried a few things. If you do not know PHP and want to get started webscraping as your primary goal, this book would be for you.
However if you're like me, I've been programming a rather complex database driven personal site for over 8 months and learning PHP. Previously, I had very succussfully used PERL for webscraping and I became interested in the webscraping possibilites of PHP decided to check it out. This book did not add much to what I'd already learned in the past 8+ months; although, it does have a decent jumpstart guide to CURL.