Installed on more than 19 million domains (http://www.php.net/usage.php), PHP is by far the world's most popular Web scripting language. Its popularity is such that it's practically a default offering on shared host Web hosting providers around the globe. And with the forthcoming PHP 6 release, popularity is sure to increase even further as the language's advanced features continue to catch the eye of enterprise developers.
Pro PHP presents experienced developers with a thorough guide to the language's key advanced features, focusing on both recent and emerging features and development trends. Among the topics covered in the book are software development patterns, the Standard PHP Library, the MVC software architecture as applied to PHP with special emphasis on the Zend Framework, and Ajax and Web services.