Six years ago, I wrote Oracle Database 10g Express Edition PHP Web Programming for the release of the express edition. It was a lot of fun to write because I enjoy the PHP programming language, but unfortunately sales didn’t measure up too well. That’s probably because the population of PHP developers working with Oracle was small.
Today it seems there are more PHP developers working with Oracle 11g. While the population of PHP community for Oracle 11g is still smaller than for MySQL, it continues to grow year-over-year.
The FREE Underground PHP and Oracle Manual can help those converting PHP to run in the Oracle Call Interface, which is the replacement for MySQLi Interface. Chris Jones (an Oracle Open Source Product Manager) and Alison Holloway (an Oracle Senior Product Manager) write and maintain this book. It’s a great place to start if you’re migrating to Oracle Database 11g from MySQL.