"PHP is a rapidly growing Web technology which enables web
designers to build dynamic, interactive web applications,
incorporating information from a host of databases, and including
features such as e-mail integration and dynamically generated
images. PHP4 added tons of features to make web application
development even easier, and this book will show you how to make
the most of the language's powerful capabilities."
"This book is a complete tutorial in PHP's language features and
functionality, starting with the basics and building up to the
design and construction of complex data-driven websites. Fully
working examples in the book include a directory-style web search
engine, a mailing list management system, a web based file editor,
and a graphical online shopping mall guidebook."
"Anybody who knows HTML can use this book. If you've done
any programming, that will be useful, but it's not a
requirement. You can run all of the code on either a Windows
or UNIX (e.g. Linux) system, and the book explains how to set up a
web server and database in both of these environments.