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Advanced PHP Programming

Advanced PHP Programming

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Over the past three years PHP has evolved from being a niche language used to add dynamic functionality to small sites to a powerful tool making strong inroads into large-scale, business-critical Web systems.

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

Over the past three years PHP has evolved from being a niche language used to add dynamic functionality to small sites to a powerful tool making strong inroads into large-scale, business-critical Web systems.

 

The rapid maturation of PHP has created a skeptical population of users from more traditional "enterprise" languages who question the readiness and ability of PHP to scale, as well as a large population of PHP developers without formal computer science backgrounds who have learned through the hands-on experimentation while developing small and midsize applications in PHP.

 

While there are many books on learning PHP and developing small applications with it, there is a serious lack of information on "scaling" PHP for large-scale, business-critical systems. Schlossnagle's Advanced PHP Programming fills that void, demonstrating that PHP is ready for enterprise Web applications by showing the reader how to develop PHP-based applications for maximum performance, stability, and extensibility.

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PHP 5 is enterprise-ready. It’s fast, scalable, and extensible. It offers a surprisingly powerful object model. But many developers still use it for nothing but simple “glue” scripts. Why not leverage your PHP skills to do a whole lot more -- and make yourself more competitive, too?

Advanced PHP Programming is PHP 5 for serious, large-scale web development -- the stuff introductory PHP books don’t teach. For example, there’s a full section on caching for performance. Techniques for building scalable applications that run across clusters. Detailed coverage of benchmarking and profiling. A full chapter on SOAP and XML-RPC.

Above all, you’ll learn sophisticated PHP problem-solving skills -- and take away plenty of examples to get you rolling. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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George Schlossnagle has written a great book on PHP programming which ought to generate some enthusiasm. But it's not just about PHP5: the book includes great information on everything from coding style to high-level problem-solving. I met George through a friend of mine who works for the Developers Library, and I'm glad to have finally gotten a look at his book. ... Definitely recommended.

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ISBN-13:
9780672333149
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
02/20/2004
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224
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27 MB
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Meet the Author

George Schlossnagle is a principal at OmniTI Computer Consulting, a Maryland-based tech company that specializes in high-volume Web and email systems. Before joining OmniTI, he led technical operations at several high-profile community Web sites, where he developed experience managing PHP in very large enterprise environments. He is a frequent contributor to the PHP community and his work can be found in the PHP core, as well as in the PEAR and PECL extension repositories.

Before entering the information technology field, George trained to be a mathematician and served a two-year stint as a teacher in the Peace Corps. His experience has taught him to value an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving that favors root-cause analysis of problems over simply addressing symptoms.

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