It’s almost exactly four years since PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy was first published. The book has proved extremely popular, but a lot has happened in PHP since it was first published. Support for PHP 4 was abandoned in August 2008, and major improvements were made to PHP in versions 5.2 and 5.3. So, it was time to dust off the code, and bring it up to date.
I spent most of the summer going through every chapter and all the code line by line, correcting errors and making the code more efficient. The result is a major rewrite, PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy, Second Edition, which is now in stock at Amazon in the United States, and should be available elsewhere soon. It’s also available in electronic form as a Kindle version, or as a PDF from the friends of ED website.
There’s a detailed description of what the book covers and how it differs from the first edition elsewhere on this site. If you have recently bought the first edition, don’t worry. There’s nothing actually wrong with the original code, but do make sure you check the updates on my site, as well as the corrections on the friends of ED site.
When downloading the accompanying files from friends of ED, make sure you get the files for the correct edition: