This compact, concise book shows you how to create PHP Command Line Interface (CLI) scripts, including SAPI and more. Learn to quickly create useful and effective Command Line software and scripts using the worlds most popular native web scripting language, PHP. Enjoy the benefits of writing CLI scripts in PHP: Save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones. Save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language. Make money by providing your clients a full-stack service. What youll learn What the PHP CLI SAPI is How to use it to run PHP scripts off-line How to deal with user input and console output How to work with helper libraries and software What the differences are between programming for the web and for the CLI and more Who is this book for This book is for experienced PHP programmers and web developers. Rob Aley has been programming commercially and academically in a variety of programming languages, with over 10 years of PHP experience, since graduating in Computer Science from the University of Leeds in 1999. Having had a varied career working in industries from coffee to condoms, as well as doing freelance software development, Rob is now a Database Programmer at the University of Oxford working in healthcare related data analysis. He uses PHP almost exclusively now, out of choice. When hes not working or writing books, he spends time with his wife, three young children, and most importantly his cat.
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Take the pain out of dealing with relational databases in an object-oriented programming world. With this short book, you can save time and money by simply coding less while accomplishing more with the Doctrine persistence framework, a leading persistence solution for PHP programmers and web developers. PHP Persistence teaches you about PHP persistence and how to use it effectively for your database-driven applications. Bestselling author Michael Romer leverages his own vast experience to show you what you need to know about Doctrine 2 and how to use it in your own projects. Along the way youll learn about powerful persistence techniques, such as object-relational mapping (ORM) in PHP. What Youll Learn Define entities and references between entities Manage entities Master the Doctrine Query Language Use appropriate command-line tools for PHP persistence Program for caching Who This Book Is For Experienced PHP programmers and web developers with some exposure to PHP. Michael Romer manages agile software development projects and teams using Scrum and Kanban. He helps web startups with their products and technology and codes web applications, mostly with PHP, Zend Framework and Doctrine. He formerly worked for eBay.
Discover how stronger types mean cleaner, more efficient, and optimized PHP applications. This unique book looks at typed PHP: PHP types, strings, regular expressions, and more from PHP 7 as found in standard PHP libraries, user libraries, extensions, and cross-compilers. Youll see how to create a set of reusable tools that unify and ease the scalar types of PHP. PHP has a rich history and a dominant place on the web. It has achieved much despite language inconsistencies and difficulties. Bjarne Stroustrup once said: There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses. PHP is one of those languages that everybody uses, yet thats often seen as a good reason to ignore the bad parts and just get stuff done. Were all for getting stuff done, and to that end, the author has used Plain Ol PHP for many years. Its always bugged him how procedural PHP is, in an ecosystem of OOP libraries and frameworks. So he decided to take a deeper look at building a stronger type system on top of PHP. Thats the goal of this book. What Youll Learn Discover the fundamentals of PHP strings, regex, underscores, native function inconsistencies, and more Examine the structure of PHP types including boxing, regex, namespace functions, composer autoload, null problem, optional values, and more Work with extensions like vagrant + phansible, provisioning, vagrant commands, SPL types, scalar objects, zephir, and more Design using scalar, SPL, zephir, structure types, resolving types, chaining, combining number types, PHPUnit, packaging, and more Plan for the future using a case study example Who is this book for This book is for experienced web developers and PHP programmers. Christopher Pitt is an expert web developer, PHP programmer/coder and writer, working at SilverStripe. He usually works on application architecture, though sometimes youll find him building compilers or robots.
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Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL. If you don´t use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you´ll appreciate this book´s unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you´ve mastered regular expressions, they´ll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them. Yet despite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions. Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition, now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions, in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central ´´core´´ chapters. Furthermore, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages, including expanded in-depth coverage of Sun´s java.util.regex package, which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation.Topics include: * A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools * How the regular expression engine works * Optimization (major savings available here!) * Matching just what you want, but not what you don´t want * Sections and chapters on individual languages Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that makes a complex, dry topic become crystal-clear to programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediateuse. Reviews of this new edition and the second edition: ´´There isn´t a better (or more useful) book available on regular expressions.´´ --Zak Greant, Managing Director, eZ Systems ´´A real tour-de-force of a book which not only covers the mechanics of regexes in extraordinary detail but also talks about efficiency and the use of regexes in Perl, Java, and .NET...If you use regular expressions as part of your professional work (even if you already have a good book on whatever language you´re programming in) I would strongly recommend this book to you.´´ --Dr. Chris Brown, Linux Format ´´The author does an outstanding job leading the reader from regexnovice to master. The book is extremely easy to read and chock full ofuseful and relevant examples...Regular expressions are valuable toolsthat every developer should have in their toolbox. Mastering RegularExpressions is the definitive guide to the subject, and an outstandingresource that belongs on every programmer´s bookshelf. Ten out of TenHorseshoes.´´ --Jason Menard, Java Ranch