My first PHP book was “Beginning PHP4” which I read in 2002. I still remember that dark red cover with smiling faces on top of it :). It was a good book. I should rather say it was a very good one for kick-starting PHP that time.
So far I’ve read a lot of books written on PHP. But when someone asks me which one is my favorite, I get three or may be four which were very good. First one was Professional PHP Programming. Then comes PHP5 Power Programming. Next comes Advanced PHP Programming and Finally I must say about Zend Enterprise PHP Patterns. Of course there are other books which are very good in fact. But these are my favorite (Well, you see that Beginning PHP4 and Professional PHP4 are obsolete by now, but they helped me a lot that time)
If I have to choose my most favorite one – I would vote for Advanced PHP programming
What is your most favorite Book on PHP? It doesn’t matter if they are obsolete or 10 years old 🙂 – Just share you most favorite one with us 🙂