Book of the week

This week’s recommended book is: O’Reilly PHP Cookbook. Cookbooks are an amazing thing to have in your arsenal. A one-stop-shop for a number of topics, that you might find useful in situations you’ve not faced before.

Want to understand a certain PHP programming technique? Or learn how to accomplish a particular task? This cookbook is the first place to look. With more than 350 code-rich recipes revised for PHP 5.4 and 5.5, this third edition provides updated solutions for generating dynamic web content—everything from using basic data types to querying databases, and from calling RESTful APIs to testing and securing your site.


This is a new category added to the blog. The intention is to share all the books that will help anyone out there, no matter their current level of understanding of a given topic. All of the books have been hand-picked by blog’s author. Reading a book always helps out, no matter the number of tutorials, post etc. you read on a topic. Due to the vast number of different IT related books out there, we felt the need to create a separate section for tailored recommendations. All links are affiliate links, which help support this blog. Enjoy your new read!

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