Announcement: Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide

I am very proud and delighted to be able to tell you all that php|architect has now released the “php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide“.

The reason I am so truly happy about this, is because, I, with help from Ben Ramsey, wrote the book. This is the reason behind my recent absence. It has been an excellent opportunity for me, and though it was hard work, it was still a lot of fun.

But, this isn’t all, to accompany the book, I have also released, the official book site. The best thing about this, as far as you’re concerned, is that we are holding a competition to win, not just a copy of the book but a whole host of other prizes. We have 1 copy of Zend Studio Professional, 1 signed copy of the book, 2 exam vouchers (which entitles two people to take the exam once at no cost!), and 3 1 year subscriptions to php|architect.

All you have to do, is participate in the Zend Framework. In particular, new idea proposals. Our panel of judges will evaluate all of the proposals submitted and will pick 3 winners who will share the loot mentioned above.

For more information on the book, the authors, a sample chapter and of course, the competition, head to

And don’t forget, buy the book! – if you win, I’ll pay you back for it – can’t get fairer than that! :-D

– Davey