This is not a PHP language book for use as reference. There are many good PHP language books out there. This book is designed for intermediate- to advancedlevel PHP developers who can review the fifty PHP applications developed for this book and deploy them as is or customize them as needed. However, it is entirely possible for someone with very little PHP background to deploy the applications developed for this book. Therefore, even if you are not currently a PHP developer, you can make use of all the applications with very little configuration changes.
If you are looking for example applications that have defined features and implementation requirements, and you want to learn how applications are developed by professional developers, this book a great starting point. Here you will find numerous examples of applications that have been designed from the ground up using a central application framework, which was designed from scratch for this book.
The book shows developers how PHP applications can be developed by keeping security considerations in focus and by taking advantage of an object-oriented approach to PHP programming whenever possible to develop highly maintainable, extensible applications for Web and intranet use.