PacktPubhas launched a special offer on annual PacktLib subscriptions. Until 4th November, customers can sign up to ‘PacktLib Plus‘ and get 5 free downloads in their first month of subscription.
What is PacktLib – It is a digital library that has all the PacktPub Books/ Ebooks titles in there for your reading pleasure.
Every device – Web, Mobile is supported. New published books are added as they are published.
Here is the official Press Release :
PacktLib provides full online access to over 2000 books and videos to give users the knowledge they need, when they need it. From innovative new solutions and effective learning services to cutting edge guides on emerging technologies, Packt’s extensive library has got it covered.
For a limited time only, Packt is offering 5 free eBook or Video downloads in the first month of a new annual subscription – up to $150 worth of extra content. That’s in addition to one free download a month for the rest of the year.
This special PacktLib Plus offer marks the release of the new and improved reading and watching platform, packed with new features. This deal expires on 4th November.
Another great book by PacktPub, covering MariaDB and PHP. The book starts with Database basics and quickly takes the reader to CRUD operations, REST API, PHP functions.
This is a reference guide, developers with knowledge of PHP, MariaDB (and/or MySQL) should get this book as a desktop guide and also for refreshing their knowledge, since a lot of things have been added to PHP 5+ and MariaDB, so syntax and best practices is what developers could learn from this book. For example, there is a new short array declaration in PHP 5.4 which allows squre brackets to be used to declare arrays.
$arr2 = [1,2,3,4];
This is something I learned from the book as well. Chapter 3 of the book has more. I will not reveal it all
Chapter 4 gives a practical approach to building a PHP, MariaDB MVC application (Yes but don’t use it to build another Laravel clone please !! )
Chapter 8 is interesting, it covers REST API and XML Feeds, something Web and Mobile developers would love.
Overall the book is a great package for a LAMP guy/gal, but I feel for a reference guide there needs to be more content. But nevertheless a must have for PHP, MariaDB developers, this book certainly teaches you a few new tricks. Buy it from PactPub.com at http://bit.ly/1qrqMQx