This book is designed to bridge the gap between the many PHP scripting language and the many Oracle Database books available. It contains unique material about PHP's OCI8 extension for Oracle Database, and about other components in the PHP-Oracle ecosystem. It shows PHP developers how to use PHP and Oracle together, efficiently and easily. The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual is not a complete PHP syntax or Oracle SQL guide. It also does not describe overall application architecture. For these, Oracle documentation is freely available online, as are extensive PHP documentation and application development resources. For newcomers we suggest reading the Oracle Database Express Edition 2 Day + PHP Developer's Guide which walks through building a PHP application. Since the first release of the Underground PHP and Oracle Manual, many commercial books on PHP and Oracle have been published. They are worthwhile additions to your library. Each has a different viewpoint and shows something new about the technologies.
Author: Christopher Jones