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Pro PHP Programming

By Peter MacIntyre , Brian Danchilla , Mladen Gogala

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This book shows the path to becoming a 21st-century PHP programmer: it delves into PHP interaction with new technologies like JSON, Facebook, MongoDB, and mobile programming in a web service context.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3560-6
  • 440 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 14, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $54.99
  • eBook Price: $38.99
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If you are a web programmer, you need to know modern PHP. This book presents with many new areas in which PHP plays a large role. If you want to write a mobile application using geo-location data, Pro PHP Programming will show you how. Additionally, if you need to make sure that you can write a multilingual indexing application using Sphinx, this book will help you avoid the pitfalls.

Of course, Pro PHP Programming gives a thorough survey of PHP post-5.3. You'll begin by working through an informative survey and clear guide to object-oriented PHP. Then, you'll be set for the core of the book on modern PHP applications. Now, you'll be able to start with the chapter on PHP for mobile programming and move on to sampling social media applications. You'll also be guided through new PHP programming language features like closures and namespaces.

Pro PHP Programming deals with filtering data from users and databases next, so you'll be well prepared for relational and NoSQL databases. Of course, you can also learn about data retrieval from other sources, like OCR libraries or websites. Then the question of how to format and present data arises, and in Pro PHP Programming, you'll find solutions via JSON, AJAX and XML.

What you’ll learn

  • PHP 5.3 object-oriented programming and new PHP features
  • Writing programs talking to SQL-based and NoSQL-based databases alike
  • Using modern PHP programmer's tools
  • Writing social media applications
  • Investigating NoSQL datastores
  • Writing PHP programs for a cloud ecology

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate and advanced PHP programmers, as well as programmers coming from other languages such as Python, Perl, C/C++. It can also be utilized by programmers with knowledge of a previous PHP version who want to return to PHP.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Object Orientation
  2. Exceptions and References
  3. Mobile PHP 
  4. Social Media
  5. Cutting Edge
  6. Form Design and Management
  7. Database Interaction I 
  8. Database Interaction II 
  9. Database Interaction III 
  10. Libraries
  11. Security
  12. Agile Development with Zend Studio for Eclipse, Bugzilla, Mylyn, and Subversion 
  13. Refactoring, Unit Testing, and Continuous Intergration 
  14. XML
  15. JSON and AJAX
  16. Conclusions
  17. Regular Expressions
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