Core PHP Programming, Second Edition is the #1 practical guide to PHP 4 for Web developers. Atkinson covers PHP syntax, the key building blocks of PHP scripts, and every PHP function, including I/O, data, and math functions, time, date, configuration, database, graphics, and network functions. He presents PHP at work in sample code that demonstrates sorting, searching, parsing, string evaluation, and more. You'll even find detailed, real-world insights into PHP 4 program design and debugging. Core PHP Programming delivers: Thorough, easy-to-understand coverage of PHP syntax and functions, Step-by-step guidance for PHP database integration, Design and optimization techniques for maximum performance and extensibility, Practical debugging solutions CD-ROM includes PHP 4 source code and Windows binaries plus all the code examples from the book.