Thursday, September 28, 2006 | News | PHP/MySQL
A new book on the open source PHP Extension and Application Repository, PEAR, has been announced today by Packt Publishing. Written by an experienced team, this book is for PHP developers who want to maximize their productivity through the use of proven, high-quality, reusable PEAR components.
PEAR is the PHP Extension and Application Repository, and is a framework and distribution system for reusable, high-quality PHP components, available in the form of "packages". The PEAR project was formed in 1999 to promote the re-use of code that performs common functions.
With this new book, readers will learn how to use a number of the most powerful PEAR packages available to boost PHP development productivity. By focusing on these packages for key development activities, PHP Programming with PEAR is an in-depth guide to getting the most from these powerful coding resources.
Readers will become a master of various PEAR packages that help with the essential tasks of PHP development including, accessing databases with MDB2, displaying data in a range of formats (HTML, Excel spreadsheet, PDF), creating and parsing XML documents, serializing PHP objects into XML, and unserializing XML documents to PHP objects, consuming and offering web services, and accessing Web APIs including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Technorati.
PHP Programming with PEAR is out in October. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/pear/book