Improve your programming knowledge and become Zend Certified. This book closely follows the ZCE2017-PHP exam syllabus and adds important details that help candidates to prepare for the test. Zend Certification is an industry recognized standard for PHP engineers. It is very difficult to pass the examination without extensive preparation. Unlike other books on PHP, this book is very focused on reaching industry standards.The Zend examination syllabus is comprised of three focus areas and a number of additional topics. This book explains the structure of the examination and then addresses each of the topics for PHP 7. A short quiz follows each chapter to help identify gaps in your knowledge. PHP 7 Zend Certification Study Guide also contains a practice test containing 70 questions from the entire syllabus to use when reviewing for your exams. The book provides original code examples throughout and every php featured is explained clearly with examples and uses an efficient way to describe the most important details of the particular feature. What You'll Learn Brush up your knowledge of PHP programming Explore new features of the PHP v7.1 Build a secure configuration of your server Review strategies and tips to get Zend Certified Who this Book Is For Intermediate PHP programmers with two or three years of experience who are appearing for the Zend certification exams and programmers who are proficient in other languages, but want a quick reference book to dive into PHP.
Why have developers at places like Facebook and Twitter increasingly turned to graph databases to manage their highly connected big data? The short answer is that graphs offer superior speed and flexibility to get the job done. It’s time you added skills in graph databases to your toolkit. In Practical Neo4j, database expert Greg Jordan guides you through the background and basics of graph databases and gets you quickly up and running with Neo4j, the most prominent graph database on the market today. Jordan walks you through the data modeling stages for projects such as social networks, recommendation engines, and geo-based applications. The book also dives into the configuration steps as well as the language options used to create your Neo4j-backed applications.Neo4j runs some of the largest connected datasets in the world, and developing with it offers you a fast, proven NoSQL database option. Besides those working for social media, database, and networking companies of all sizes, academics and researchers will find Neo4j a powerful research tool that can help connect large sets of diverse data and provide insights that would otherwise remain hidden. Using Practical Neo4j, you will learn how to harness that power and create elegant solutions that address complex data problems. This book:Explains the basics of graph databasesDemonstrates how to configure and maintain Neo4jShows how to import data into Neo4j from a variety of sourcesProvides a working example of a Neo4j-based application using an array of language of options including Java, .Net, PHP, Python, Spring, and RubyAs you’ll discover, Neo4j offers a blend of simplicity and speed while allowing data relationships to maintain first-class status. That’s one reason among many that such a wide range of industries and fields have turned to graph databases to analyze deep, dense relationships. After reading this book, you’ll have a potent, elegant tool you can use to develop projects profitably and improve your career options.
Learn each of the original gang of four design patterns, and how they are relevant to modern PHP and Laravel development. Written by a working developer who uses these patterns every day, you will easily be able to implement each pattern into your workflow and improve your development. Each pattern is covered with full examples of how it can be used. Too often design patterns are explained using tricky concepts, when in fact they are easy to use and can enrich your everyday development. Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel aims to break down tricky concepts into humorous and easy-to-recall details, so that you can begin using design patterns easily in your everyday work with PHP and Laravel. This book teaches you design patterns in PHP and Laravel using real-world examples and plenty of humor. What You Will Learn Use the original gang of four design patterns in your PHP and Laravel developmentHow each pattern should be usedSolve problems when using the patternsRemember each pattern using mnemonics Who This Book Is For People using Laravel and PHP to do their job and want to improve their understanding of design patterns.
Customize all your PrestaShop themes with easy-to-follow recipes designed to remedy common pitfalls. Separated clearly into subjects, you will easily be able to look up the problem you are having and find a solution. Free of jargon and long sections of theory, PrestaShop Recipes enables you to troubleshoot and learn all at the same time. This book will aid you in your PrestaShop development - the free, open source e-commerce content management solution written in PHP and with support for MySQL. Accessible to small start-ups or larger businesses, it is becoming a very popular eCommerce solution and this book will enable you to use it to its full potential. What You'll Learn See how PrestaShop works and how it can be customizedTurn your PS site into an Events Booking siteApply SEO strategies and improve performance Who This Book Is For PS site owners and developers who are interested in improving or customizing their shop. Site owners will get the same benefit from it as developers because the 'recipe' idea is to provide an easy to follow guide for making customizations a reality.
Outside of the world of enterprise computing, there is one database that enables a huge range of software and hardware to flex relational database capabilities, without the baggage and cost of traditional database management systems. That database is SQLite—an embeddable database with an amazingly small footprint, yet able to handle databases of enormous size. SQLite comes equipped with an array of powerful features available through a host of programming and development environments. It is supported by languages such as C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, TCL, and more.The Definitive Guide to SQLite, Second Edition is devoted to complete coverage of the latest version of this powerful database. It offers a thorough overview of SQLite’s capabilities and APIs. The book also uses SQLite as the basis for helping newcomers make their first foray into database development. In only a short time you can be writing programs as diverse as a server-side browser plug-in or the next great iPhone or Android application!- Learn about SQLite extensions for C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl.- Get solid coverage of SQLite internals.- Explore developing iOS (iPhone) and Android applications with SQLite.SQLite is the solution chosen for thousands of products around the world, from mobile phones and GPS devices to set-top boxes and web browsers. You almost certainly use SQLite every day without even realizing it!What you’ll learn- Deploy SQLite as the database engine for iPhone and Android applications.- Interact with SQLite from Java, C++, PHP, and other key languages.- Create robust database designs, taking advantage of support for primary and foreign key constraints.- Embed zero-maintenance databases directly within applications that you write.- Improve performance through a good understanding of SQLite internals.- Exploit features such as the shared cache, the SQL Logic Test Suite, the Unlock and Notify APIs, and query plan improvements.Who this book is forThe Definitive Guide to SQLite is for developers needing a zero-maintenance database solution to deploy as an embedded component within their product. The book is especially useful for mobile developers delivering applications to run on the iPhone, or on the Android platform. PHP developers will also find the book useful if they are using the default database delivered as part of a PHP installation.
Secure your PHP-based web applications with this compact handbook. You'll get clear, practical and actionable details on how to secure various parts of your PHP web application. You'll also find scenarios to handle and improve existing legacy issues.Is your PHP app truly secure? Let's 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 You'll Learn Never trust your users - escape all inputHTTPS/SSL/BCA/JWH/SHA and other random letters: some of them actually matterHow to handle password encryption and storage for everyoneWhat are authentication, access control, and safe file handing and how to implement themWhat are safe defaults, cross site scripting and other popular hacks Who This Book Is For Experienced PHP coders, programmers, developers.
Microsoft’s Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) is a platform for running dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python on an equal footing with compiled languages such as C#. Furthermore, the runtime is the foundation for many useful software design and architecture techniques you can apply as you develop your .NET applications.Pro DLR in .NET 4 introduces you to the DLR, showing how you can use it to write software that combines dynamic and static languages, letting you choose the right tool for the job. You will learn the core DLR components such as LINQ expressions, call sites, binders, and dynamic objects—and how they work together to achieve language interoperability. You’ll see how to mix and match objects and functions from compiled and dynamic languages, so you can write code in the language of your choice while taking advantage of libraries written in other languages. And you'll discover how the various languages interoperate behind the scenes.With the basics out of the way, the book then details the various ways you can leverage the DLR in the design and architecture of your software applications. You’ll learn about runtime code generation, which lets you avoid much of the boilerplate code typical in layered business applications. You’ll see practical examples of using the DLR to build domain-specific languages, and you’ll learn how the DLR helps enable aspect-oriented programming.What you’ll learn- Mix and match dynamic and compiled code in your applications.- Run Python, Ruby, PHP, and other dynamic code with full access to .NET functionality.- Create domain-specific languages for use in your own applications.- Host dynamic languages and provide scripting capability in your applications.- Learn and apply the concepts of meta-programming and meta-object protocol.- Streamline and automate unit-testing through scripts written in dynamic languages.Who this book is forPro DLR in .NET 4 is for any .NET programmer wanting to benefit from the new ability of dynamic languages such as Python and Ruby to function as first-class citizens in a .NET environment. It’s a book for those wishing to mix and match dynamic and static languages in ways that improve programmer and user productivity. It’s also a book for those implementing domain-specific languages, who wish to add scripting capabilities to their applications.