PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice

PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice

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This book takes you beyond the PHP basics to the enterprise development practices used by professional programmers. Updated for PHP 5.3 with new sections on closures, namespaces, and continuous integration, this edition will teach you about object features such as abstract classes, reflection, interfaces, and error handling. You'll also discover object tools to help you learn more about your classes, objects, and methods.

Then you'll move into design patterns and the principles that make patterns powerful. You'll learn both classic design patterns and enterprise and database patterns with easy-to-follow examples.

Finally, you'll discover how to put it all into practice to help turn great code into successful projects. You'll learn how to manage multiple developers with Subversion, and how to build and install using Phing and PEAR. You'll also learn strategies for automated testing and building, including continuous integration.

Taken together, these three elements-object fundamentals, design principles, and best practices-will help you develop elegant and rock-solid systems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 27.94mm | 989g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed.
  • XX, 536 p.
  • 143022925X
  • 9781430229254
  • 202,742

Table of contents

PHP: Design and Management
PHP and Objects
Object Basics
Advanced Features
Object Tools
Objects and Design
What Are Design Patterns? Why Use Them?
Some Pattern Principles
Generating Objects
Patterns for Flexible Object Programming
Performing and Representing Tasks
Enterprise Patterns
Database Patterns
Good (and Bad) Practice
An Introduction to PEAR and Pyrus
Generating Documentation with phpDocumentor
Version Control with Subversion
Testing with PHPUnit
Automated Build with Phing
Continuous Integration
Objects, Patterns, Practice
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About Matt Zandstra

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,, 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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