All Web Development Titles
A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0
W. Jason Gilmore
No matter what language you are familiar with, this book will benefit you. Beginning with a rapid introduction to PHP's syntax and basic functionality, you will swiftly understand PHP. The book then steers you toward advanced issues, like PHP's role in database manipulation, sessions, and user interactivity.
Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs, and Libraries
Aaron Gustafson, Jonathan Snook, Dan Webb, Stuart Langridge