This looks like a nice book. I've been eyeing it for a while @borders, and finally broke down tonight when I found it at Frys for just under $30.
There are tons of books on php & mysql but I feel like they all re-hash stuff any programmer can easily figure out - if statements, for loops, select queries etc...
What's been lacking is a book like yours that helps people become better programmers. I look forward to reading it cover to cover and working through the samples. I know I will be better off because of it.
Thank you for taking the time to write it!
I do have one question. I flipped open the book and turned to chapter 17 the last example on page 114 shoes two function calls - the last one (the json one) calls $cd->get($cd), whereas the top one calls $cd->get()
Is that a typo?