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PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice

Authors: Zandstra, Matt

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  • PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice is designed to help readers develop elegant and rock-solid systems through mastery of three key elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and development best practice.

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PHP Objects Patterns and Practice, Fourth Edition is revised and updated throughout. The book begins by covering PHP's object-oriented features. It introduces key topics including class declaration, inheritance, reflection and much more. These provide the fundamentals of the PHP's support for objects. It also introduces some principles of design. This edition introduces new object relevant features such as traits, reflection extension additions, callable type hinting, improvements to exception handling, and many smaller language enhancements.

The next section is devoted to design patterns. These describe common problems and their solutions. The section describes the design principles that make patterns powerful. It covers many of the classic design patterns and includes chapters on enterprise and database patterns. 

The last segment of the book covers the tools and practices that can help turn great code into a successful project. The section shows how to manage multiple developers and releases with git, how to build and install using Phing and PEAR. It also explores strategies for automated testing and build. 

In addition to discussing the latest developments in build, test, and continuous integration, this section keeps pace with best practice in version control by focusing on Git, increasingly the developer's system of choice.

Taken together these three elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and best practice will help the reader develop elegant and rock solid systems.

PHP Objects and Patterns:

  • Describes and demonstrates PHP's built-in object-oriented features
  • Breaks down the principles of object-oriented design, explaining key design patterns using practical examples.
  • Discusses the tools and practices necessary for developing, testing and deploying exemplary applications.

About the authors

Matt Zandstra has worked as a web programmer, consultant, and writer for nearly two decades. He is the author of SAMS Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours (three editions) and a contributor to DHTML Unleashed. He has written articles for Linux Magazine, Zend.com, IBM DeveloperWorks, and php|architect Magazine, among others. Matt works as a consultant advising companies on their architectures and system management, and also develops systems primarily with PHP, and Java. Matt also writes fiction.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6032-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6031-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Matt Zandstra
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6032-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6032-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6031-8
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXII, 488
Number of Illustrations and Tables
106 b/w illustrations
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