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David Goodwin's Blog:
Book Review PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects
September 03, 2008 @ 12:51:47

David Goodwin has posted a new book review of a PHP book offered by Packt Publishing (released Sept 22, 2007) - "PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects" by Shu-Wai Chow.

Some time ago, Packt publishing sent me this book to review. Here it is, being somewhat overdue!

He talks about the book's contents - the different chapters detailing the different services' APIs, the protocols that are used to talk to those services and the data formats your scripts would have to be able to talk in to communicate. He recommends the book to those looking to get started with mashups specifically, but warns that in some places the book tends to "reinvent the wheel" rather than using classes/packages that already exist.

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Zend Developer Zone:
Review PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects
February 07, 2008 @ 11:13:00

Over on the Zend Developer Zone today, Akash Mehta has written up a review of a book from Packt Publishing, "PHP Web 2.0 Mashups" (by Shu-Wai Chow):

As it's title suggests, PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects is a demonstration of the various techniques available for developing mashups in PHP. Through a highly practical format, Shu-Wai takes the reader through a series of projects utilising different web services and APIs, while carefully exposing the reader to a wide variety of technologies and data formats.

With careful selection and shaping of language, the book is an extremely effective introduction to the world of mashup development with PHP.

Akash talks about the contents of the book (the different projects it covers) and how the book provides a version useful resource to those just getting into the mashup world - a reference guide to some of the popular data transfer methods/formats out there.

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Matthew Turland's Blog:
Book Review PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects
January 24, 2008 @ 15:34:00

As a companion to the podcast version of his review, Matthew Turland has posted his comments in text form over on his blog today.

I received an e-mail recently from a very nice gentleman at Packt Publishing - their representative asked if I would be willing to review one of their books, namely PHP Web 2.0 Mashup Projects by Shu-Wai Chow. Reviewing books is not something I had done before, so I thought I would give it a good old-fashioned college try.

He mentions the size of the book (and how it's not an indication of the quality) and the basic structure of the book, including spotlights on some of the specific topics covered.

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