PHP Beyond the Web

Authors: Aley, Rob

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  • A unique book on PHP focusing on functions outside of web development
  • Learn how to build all kinds of apps or applications found in the maker movement, mobile and more
  • PHP is widely popular scripting language
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About this book

Use your existing web-based PHP skills to write all types of software: CLI scripts, desktop software, network servers, and more. This book gives you the tools, techniques, and background necessary to write just about any type of software you can think of, using the PHP you know.

PHP Beyond the Web shows you how to take your knowledge of PHP development for the web and utilise it with a much wider range of software systems. Enjoy the benefits of PHP after reading this book: save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones; save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language; and make money by providing your clients a full-stack service (not just websites).

PHP is no longer just a great scripting language for websites, it's now a powerful general-purpose programming language. Expand your use of PHP into your back-end systems, server software, data processing services, desktop interfaces, and more. 

What You'll Learn
  • Write interactive shell scripts
  • Work with system daemons
  • Write desktop software
  • Build network servers
  • Interface with electronics using PHP and the Raspberry Pi
  • Manage performance, deployment, licensing, and system interaction
  • Discover the software tools for development and get other great sources of technical information and help

Who This Book Is For
Experienced PHP programmers or experienced programmers interested in leveraging PHP outside the web development context.

About the authors

Rob Aley has been programming commercially and academically in a variety of programming languages, with over 10 years of PHP experience, since graduating in Computer Science from the University of Leeds in 1999,
Having had a varied career working in industries from coffee to condoms, as well as doing freelance software development, Rob is now a “Database Programmer” at the University of Oxford working in healthcare related data analysis. He uses PHP almost exclusively now, out of choice.
When he's not working or writing books, he spends time with his wife, three young children, and most importantly his cat.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

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  • Getting Away from the Web—the Basics

    Pages 7-12

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  • Understanding the CLI SAPI, and Why You Need To

    Pages 13-27

    Aley, Rob

  • Development Tools

    Pages 29-48

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  • User-Facing Software

    Pages 49-74

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Buy this book

eBook 26,99 €
price for Italy (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2481-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 36,39 €
price for Italy (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2480-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PHP Beyond the Web
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rob Aley
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2481-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2481-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2480-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 206
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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