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PHP Programming with PEAR [Paperback]

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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".This book explains many powerful PEAR packages for maximizing your PHP development productivity for accessing and displaying data, handling dates, working with XML and Web Services, and accessing Web APIs.

In this book, you will learn how to use a number of the most powerful PEAR packages available to boost your PHP development productivity. By focusing on these packages for key development activities, this book is an in-depth guide to getting the most from these powerful coding resources.
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
Accessing Web APIs including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Technorati

Chapter 1 shows you how to access databases with the MDB2 package. You will learn:
Connecting to the database, and instantiate objects
Executing queries and fetching data
MDB2 SQL abstraction; sequences, replace queries, sub-select support, prepared statements Using MDB2 modules
Extending MDB2 to provide custom fetch and result classes, iterators, and modules

Chapter 2 explains how to use PEAR packages to display data . It teaches you:
Creating powerful tables of data easily with the HTML_Table package
Advanced table formatting with HTML_Table_Matrix
Creating Excel spreadsheets dynamically with Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer
Adding formatting to these spreadsheets including colors, patterns, formulae and number formatting
Creating flexible, sortable grids of data with Structures_DataGrid
Adding columns to the grid, control paging, select data sources, and renderers
Using File_PDF to create PDF documents on the fly

Chapter 3 covers the usage of PEAR packages to work with XML and stresses on:

Creating XML documents with XML_Util, XML_Fastcreate
Transforming PHP objects to XML format with XML_Serializer
Creating Mozilla applications with XML_XUL
Parsing XML with XML_Parser
Processing XML documents to PHP objects with XML_Unserializer
Parsing RSS with XML_RSS

Chapter 4 is an extensive tutorial on working with web services and Web API's using PEAR packages. We cover the following topics:
Consuming web services
Consuming XML-RPC-based web services
Accessing the Google API
Searching blog entries with Services_Technorati
Accessing the Amazon web service
Accessing the Yahoo API
Offering XML-RPC-based web services
Offering SOAP-based web services
Offering REST-based services using XML_Serializer

Chapter 5 covers PEAR's date and time functions using the PEAR::Calendar and PEAR::Date packages such as:
Creating, manipulating, and comparing Date objects
Data_Span arithmetic
Handling timezones with Date_Timezone
Keeping track of public holidays with Date_Holiday
Using the Calendar class to display an HTML calendar

This book is for PHP developers who want to maximize their productivity through the use of proven, high-quality, reusable PEAR components. Some experience of working with PEAR classes will prove helpful, and developers who've used PEAR before can find something new to delight them.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 26, 2006
Publisher   Packt Publishing
ISBN  1904811795  
ISBN13  9781904811794  

Availability  133 units.
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a cursory overview  Oct 24, 2006
The Chapter 2 Summary says: "the examples given cover only a small part of the functionality available within these very fully featured packages." That about sums this up ...

The cursory overviews may inspire an approach, but this books barely begins to address its subject matter. Example code is not, yet, up on the website. This has the look of being slapped together by four author specialists (a la Wrox gang-writing?) albeit with less depth ... hardly the "PHP Programming with PEAR" reference for which so many of us were waiting ...

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