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Review: Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

When we first deployed Google Analytics to our websites, it was just a matter of putting in the javascript tagging according to GA’s setup guide. With that, we thought our job was done as “techies”. When the business folks and marketers approached us…

Review: Professional Codeigniter

There are currently only two books published about Codeigniter available in the market, one is called CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development and the other is this one I’m reviewing. Having being using Codeigniter for a few simple projects, and really consider myself…

Review: PHP and MySQL: Create – Modify – Reuse

This book caught my eye recently because there was a chapter in it which talks about Search Engines. I’ve been looking at building a spider which can crawl a website and analyse SEO information for me, but wasn’t sure how to go about…

Review: Programming PHP (2nd Edition)

It’s always important to have good resources when you are starting out to learn something new. Thankfully, learning PHP is much easier with books like Programming PHP (2nd edition). Authored by Kevin Tatroe, Peter MacIntyre, and (none other than the father of the…

Review: PHP5: Your visual blueprint for creating open source, server-side content

When anyone starts learning something new these days, they tend to get overloaded with more information that they can handle. The same goes for trying to pick up PHP, the shear number of books available on this one topic is staggering. Luckily, there…