Books about PHP
As PHP grew, it began to be recognized as a world-wide popular
development platform. One of the most interesting ways of
seeing this trend was by observing the books about PHP that
came out throughout the years.
To the best of our knowledge, the first book dedicated to PHP was
'PHP - tvorba interaktivních internetových aplikací' (PHP
- Creating Interactive Internet Applications) - a Czech
book published in April 1999, authored by Jirka Kosek. Next month
followed a German book authored by Egon Schmid, Christian Cartus
and Richard Blume. The first book in English about PHP was
published shortly afterwards, and was 'Core PHP Programming' by
Leon Atkinson. These books covered PHP 3.0.
While these books were the first of their kind - they were
followed by a large number of books from a host of authors and
publishers. There are over 400 books in English, over 100 books in
German, and over 50 books in French or Spanish! In addition, you
can find books about PHP in many other languages, including
Korean, Japanese and Hebrew.
Clearly, this large number of books, written by different
authors, published by many publishers, and their availability
in so many languages - are a strong testimony for PHP's