Professional PHP5

by Ed Lecky-Thompson (Author), Heow Eide-Goodman (Author), Steven D. Nowicki (Author), and Alec Cove (Author)

[Book Cover] Professional PHP5

The PHP server-side application development language is ideal for rapidly producing sophisticated, database-enabled web sites, web applications, intranets, and extranets. This hands-on guide demonstrates the power and flexibility of PHP while delivering useful programming advice. Offering a detailed, reusable object toolkit, practical examples throughout, and applications to create enterprise-class software, this book will show you how to build large-scale, high-performance platforms using PHP5.

Inside, you'll find a discussion of object-oriented (OO) concepts, how to implement them in PHP5, an introduction to project management techniques, and much more - all of which will prepare you to deliver better-quality software in a shorter amount of time.

What you will learn from this book:

  • Both basic and complex OO concepts and their implementation in PHP
  • How to read, express, and document code using UML
  • The benefits of reusing standards development techniques using design patterns
  • The ways in which collections, iterators, object-persistence, and creational design patterns can be used as building blocks
  • How the model-view-controller (MVC) abstraction is used in PHP
  • The benefits and practical implementation of Unit Testing
  • Tips for how project management methodologies, planning, and systems architecture can help you deliver better-quality applications for your clients

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