Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
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|Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems is a wicked cool publication for rookie and novice PHP programmers. The collection of useful PHP scripts provided in Wicked Cool PHP can serve as a great library for a noob or a quick reference to fix the nagging issue plaguing a novice developer's web application. If you're looking for a book that's less theory and more straight-to-the-point code, Wicked Cool PHP belongs on your bookshelf.|
My favorite chapter of Wicked Cool PHP is chapter five: Working with Text and HTML. Regular expressions are extremely powerful and the amount of information you can acquire from simple page scraping and processing is amazing. Chapter five shows the user how to scrape a XHTML document for links, substring replacement, and converting plain text into XHTML markup.
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