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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Secure your PHP-based web applications with this compact handbook. Youll get clear, practical and actionable details on how to secure various parts of your PHP web application. Youll also find scenarios to handle and improve existing legacy issues. Is your PHP app truly secure? Lets make sure you get home on time and sleep well at night. Learn the security basics that a senior developer usually acquires over years of experience, all condensed down into one quick and easy handbook. Do you ever wonder how vulnerable you are to being hacked? Do you feel confident about storing your users sensitive information? Imagine feeling confident in the integrity of your software when you store your users sensitive data. No more fighting fires with lost data, no more late nights, your application is secure. Well, this short book will answer your questions and give you confidence in being able to secure your and other PHP web apps. What Youll Learn Never trust your users - escape all input HTTPS/SSL/BCA/JWH/SHA and other random letters: some of them actually matter How to handle password encryption and storage for everyone What are authentication, access control, and safe file handing and how to implement them What are safe defaults, cross site scripting and other popular hacks Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced PHP coders, programmers, developers. Ben Edmunds leads development teams to create cutting-edge web and mobile applications. He is an active leader, developer, and speaker in various development communities, especially the CodeIgniter and Laravel PHP framework communities. He has been developing software professionally for over 10 years and in that time has worked on everything from robotics to government projects. Lastly, hes a PHP Town Hall podcast co-host.
This pocket reference guide has been updated with the new PHP 7.0 release. It is a condensed, code-rich scripting and syntax handbook for the PHP scripting language. PHP 7 Quick Scripting Reference presents the essential PHP script in a well-organized format. You won´t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a Web scripting language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any PHP programmer or Web developer. In it, you will find a concise reference to the PHP 7 scripting language syntax. It includes short, simple and focused code examples and a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. What you´ll learn Discover what is new in PHP 7 and how to get started with it Work with variables, operators, strings, arrays, conditionals, loops and other language constructs Group and reuse code with functions, methods and namespaces Use object-oriented features such as classes, inheritance, abstract classes and interfaces Import files and retrieve user data Make use of type declarations and type conversions Test variables, create references and use overloading methods Store user data with cookies and sessions Deal with errors through error handling, exception handling and assertions Who this book is for Experienced PHP programmers and web developers, who may be new to PHP.
This pocket reference guide has been updated with the new PHP 7.0 release. It is a condensed, code-rich scripting and syntax handbook for the PHP scripting language. PHP 7 Quick Scripting Reference presents the essential PHP script in a well-organized format. You wont find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a Web scripting language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any PHP programmer or Web developer. In it, you will find a concise reference to the PHP 7 scripting language syntax. It includes short, simple and focused code examples and a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review. What youll learn What is new in PHP 7 and how to get started with it What are variables, operators, strings, arrays, conditionals, loops and other language constructs How to group and reuse code with functions, methods and namespaces How to use object-oriented features such as classes, inheritance, abstract classes and interfaces How to import files and retrieve user data What are type declarations and type conversions How to test variables, create references and use overloading methods How to store user data with cookies and sessions How to deal with errors through error handling, exception handling and assertions Who this book is for This book is a handy, pocket quick scripting syntax reference for experienced PHP as well as perhaps other programmers and Web developers even new to PHP. Mikael Olsson is a professional web entrepreneur, programmer, and author. He works for an R&D company in Finland where he specializes in software development. In his spare time he writes books and creates websites that summarize various fields of interest. The books he writes are focused on teaching their subject in the most efficient way possible, by explaining only what is relevant and practical without any unnecessary repetition or theory.
Make an E-commerce Site in a Weekend: Using PHP is a step by step practical guide that explains how to build e-commerce sites using PHP - a very popular server-side scripting language designed for web development. The book takes you through the steps of installing a server using WAMP, configuring MySQL for your product database, creating your product database and tables, and writing the required PHP scripts for accessing and inserting data into the database. It then details how to create shopping carts for your customers and how to set up secure payment and processing options. Even if you are an absolute beginner and dont have much programming experience, you can build a responsive, powerful, and fully featured e-commerce site quickly using the information in this book. What you will learn: Create and maintain your e-commerce website using PHP scripts. Create, edit, and update your product database using MySQL. Manage visitors to your site, create custom forms, manage session handling, and more. Manage shopping carts and shipping information Receive money through different payment modes on the sale of merchandise. Who This Book is For: This book is for people who want to quickly set up their first e-commerce site. The book addresses beginners w ho dont have a deep experience in programming languages. It teaches how to build professional fully featured e-commerce websites using PHP. The book uses practical, step-by step examples to explain all of the topics required in designing, creating, and managing an interactive e-commerce web site. Bintu Harwani is a computer programmer and Web developer with several years of experience building content-driven Web sites using a variety of Web development technologies including PHP, Ruby, Rails, and more.
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.