Books on programming are not typically the most enjoyable things to read. However, I can’t help but be very entertained by this little volume of PHP scripts. I bought this book in combination with one of those giant programming reference books for PHP. But I started reading this one first because I was intrigued by the title. Now at the end of this book I find that I am getting quite proficient with the PHP language and have not felt the need to even crack open the giant reference. I think I will just put it up on the shelf for future reference. Meanwhile I can see the my copy of Wicked Cool is already dog-eared and showing some wear.
Now for the disclaimer – I am a seasoned programmer and master of many programming languages old and new. So what suffices for me may be different than what might suffice for, as an example, a script kiddie trying to patch a php-based web site.
But even in that scenario, I think the kid could glean some worthwhile insight into the language, its syntax, and how to use it all in the real world. So I think I will add this to BitLizard’s bizarre Bazaar for the consideration of any programmers who find their way here.