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PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice
     

PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice

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by Matt Zandstra, Chris Mills (Editor)
 

PHP 5's object-oriented enhancements are among the most significant improvements in the 10+ year history of the language. This book introduces you to those features and the many opportunities they provide, as well as a number of tools that will help you maximize development efforts.

The book begins with a broad overview of PHP 5's object-oriented features,

Overview

PHP 5's object-oriented enhancements are among the most significant improvements in the 10+ year history of the language. This book introduces you to those features and the many opportunities they provide, as well as a number of tools that will help you maximize development efforts.

The book begins with a broad overview of PHP 5's object-oriented features, introducing key topics like class declaration, object instantiation, inheritance, and method and property encapsulation. You’ll also learn about advanced topics including static methods and properties, abstract classes, interfaces, exception handling, object cloning, and more. You’ll also benefit from an extensive discussion regarding object-oriented design best practices.

The next part of the book is devoted to a topic that is often a natural extension of any object-oriented introduction: design patterns. PHP 5 is particularly well-suited to the deployment of these solutions for commonly occurring programming problems. The author will introduce pattern concepts and show you how to implement several key patterns in your PHP applications.

The last segment introduces a number of great utilities that help you document, manage, test, and build your PHP applications, including Phing, PHPUnit2, phpDocumentor, PEAR, and CVS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593806
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Edition description:
1st Corrected ed. 2004. Corr. 2nd printing 2006
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Zandstra works for Corrosive, where he is the senior point of contact for new clients and partner/technical consultant. Corrosive emphasizes original technical solutions, particularly in the field of content management. Zandstra builds much of the library code that has bolstered Corrosive’s technical reputation. In addition to programming with Perl, PHP, and Java, Zandstra teaches web design and programming within the new media industry. Zandstra has previously authored and coauthored several other books.

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PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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As languages which were not originally object oriented grow in popularity, there is sometimes a trend to upgrade them, by adding in this functionality. C++ can be regarded as an upgrade of C, in this respect. Or how Visual Basic now as VB.NET has quite impressive OO features. So Zandstra's book attests to this trend and to the popularity of PHP. It describes how the OO enhancements in PHP 4 were extended into version 5. You are shown how to use objects to the full extent allowed in PHP 5. The book is also aimed at a reader who might never have formally learnt to use objects or design patterns. In the last 15 years, these have been two very important ideas in programming, independent of the languages used. Which gives us another merit of the book. You are not just learning PHP 5, though that may be good in itself. By understanding and using the book's ideas, you should be able to apply these in other languages. A valuable increase of your skill set and hence marketability. You should also read carefully the section on bad practices. Sometimes, just being able to avoid these in your code may be enough to produce a successful program.