This book is the third by Dayle with the previous two being Laravel specific, but they all carry the same fun style of writing. To give you an example here is an excerpt about the glamorous developer lifestyle:
Why did you decide to pursue development? No, wait! Let me guess. You saw a rockstar PHP developer swagger out of a Limousine into one of New York’s hottest night spots, order 5 bottles of Cristal and spend the evening chilling with Jay-Z and the ghost of Tupac.
This book is written for absolute beginners but still touches on all the important areas of PHP. So even developers with more experience can refresh your skills and maybe pick up a few new tips and tricks.
PHP Pandas Features
PHP Pandas is 182 pages and 28 chapters starting with installing PHP through the basics and up to Scopes, Traits, Namespaces, Interfaces, Inheritance, and more.
You can get a copy and find out more information about PHP Pandas on Leanpub.