PHP is arguably the world's most popular language for building dynamic web sites. Yet the language is also becoming known for its system administration and client-side application development capabilities. The latter feature continues to mature rapidly, and is accomplished using the PHP-GTK extension (http://gtk.php.net/). You can take advantage of PHP's array of features within client-side applications, by implementing language bindings for the GTK, or the GIMP Toolkit, a library for creating cross-platform graphical user interfaces.
Pro PHP-GTK is authored by active PHP community member and PHP-GTK project contributor Scott Mattocks. In this book, he presents both a definitive reference and hands-on tutorial to the PHP-GTK extension. The book couples the extension's key topics with practical examples, to guide you through a real-world project that develops a database-driven client-side inventory manager. You'll also learn how to integrate this feature with other emerging technologies like SOAP and RSS, and learn how to generate XML-based interfaces.