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From Barnes & NoblePHP increasingly offers developers strong object-oriented features. Using these features, PHP developers are leveraging powerful Java/C++-style design patterns, and creating utilities to streamline the entire development process. Matt Zandstra's PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice illuminates all of this, helping you leverage PHP in complex, mission-critical environments.
Zandstra goes beyond teaching PHP 5's object features to help you think about objects more effectively, and make better design decisions. (He also previews PHP 6's long-awaited namespaces, and shows how to achieve many of the same benefits with PHP 5.)
Next, he migrates the programming industry's key design patterns to PHP: singleton, factory method, decorator, façade, observer, and many more. Finally, in an indispensable "practice" section, he turns to the challenges of building large-scale PHP software -- and the excellent tools now available to help teams document, manage, test, build, and deploy their code. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only