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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. ...

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781590593806
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 PHP : design and management 3
Ch. 2 PHP and objects 11
Ch. 3 Object basics 15
Ch. 4 Advanced features 43
Ch. 5 Object tools 69
Ch. 6 Objects and design 93
Ch. 7 What are design patterns? : why use them? 117
Ch. 8 Some pattern principles 125
Ch. 9 Generating objects 137
Ch. 10 Designing for object relations 163
Ch. 11 Performing and representing tasks 185
Ch. 12 Enterprise patterns 219
Ch. 13 Good (and bad) practice 293
Ch. 14 An introduction to PEAR 307
Ch. 15 Generating documentation with phpDocumentor 323
Ch. 16 Version control with CVS 339
Ch. 17 Automated build with Phing 359
Ch. 18 Objects, patterns, practice 383
App A simple parser 399
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2005

    learn 2 key ideas in programming

    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.

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