Free PHP 5 Book

Pretince Hall is giving away thier ‘PHP 5 Power Programming’ book in PDF form for free! The book is written by Andi Gutmans, Stig Sæther Bakken, and Derick Rethans.

EDITOR: Read more for all the details, including the table of contents.

It is 720 pages long, and the table of contents contains:

Foreword by Zeev Suraski
Preface: Introduction and Background
Chapter 1: What Is New in PHP 5?
Chapter 2: PHP 5 Basic Language
Chapter 3: PHP 5 OO Language
Chapter 4: PHP 5 Advanced OOP and Design Patterns
Chapter 5: How to Write a Web Application with PHP
Chapter 6: Databases with PHP 5
Chapter 7: Error Handling
Chapter 8: XML with PHP 5
Chapter 9: Mainstream Extensions
Chapter 10: Using PEAR
Chapter 11: Important PEAR Packages
Chapter 12: Building PEAR Components
Chapter 13: Making the Move
Chapter 14: Performance
Chapter 15: An Introduction to Writing PHP Extensions
Chapter 16: PHP Shell Scripting
A. PEAR and PECL Package Index
B. phpDocumentor Format Reference
C. Zend Studio Quick Start

I have not gotten a chance to look through it yet; as soon as I found out I rushed over here to tell everyone. Also if it’s free how could you go wrong.