Aided by three key elements: object fundamentals, design principles, and best practices, you´ll learn how to develop elegant and rock solid systems using PHP. The 5th edition of this popular book has been fully updated for PHP 7, including replacing the PEAR package manager with Composer, and new material on Vagrant and PHP standards. It provides a solid grounding in PHP´s support for objects, it builds on this foundation to instill core principles of software design and then covers the tools and practices needed to develop, test and deploy robust code. PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice begins by covering PHP´s object-oriented features. It introduces key topics including class declaration, inheritance, reflection and much more. The next section is devoted to design patterns. It explains the principles that make patterns powerful. The book covers many of the classic design patterns and includes chapters on enterprise and database patterns. The last segment of the book covers the tools and practices that can help turn great code into a successful project. The section shows how to manage multiple developers and releases with git, how to manage builds and dependencies with Composer. It also explores strategies for automated testing and continuous integration. What You´ll Learn Work with object fundamentals: writing classes and methods, instantiating objects, creating powerful class hierarchies using inheritance. Master advanced object-oriented features, including static methods and properties, managing error conditions with exceptions, and creating abstract classes and interfaces. Learn about the new object-oriented features introduced by PHP 7 and why they matter for your code. Understand and use design principles to deploy objects and classes effectively in your projects. Discover a set of powerful patterns that you can deploy in your own projects. Guarantee a successful project including unit testing; version control, build, installation and package management; and continuous integration. Who This Book is For This book is suitable for anyone with at least a basic knowledge of PHP who wants to use its object-oriented features in their projects. Those who already know their interfaces from their abstracts may well still find it hard to use these features in their systems. They will benefit from the book´s emphasis on design. They will learn how to choose and combine the participants of a system; how to read design patterns and how to use them in their code. Finally this book is for PHP coders who want to learn about the practices and tools (version control, testing, continuous integration, etc) that can make projects safe, elegant and stable.
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.
Build interactive, database-driven websites with PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB. The focus of this book is on getting you up and running as quickly as possible with real-world applications. In the first two chapters, you will set up your development and testing environment, and then build your first PHP and MariaDB or MySQL database-driven website. You will then increase its sophistication, security, and functionality throughout the course of the book. The PHP required is taught in context within each project so you can quickly learn how PHP integrates with MariaDB and MySQL to create powerful database-driven websites. Each project is fully illustrated, so you will see clearly what you are building as you create your own database-driven website. You will build a form for registering users, and then build an interface so that an administrator can view and administer the user database. You will create a message board for users and a method for emailing them. You will also learn the best practices for ensuring that your website databases are secure. Later chapters describe how to create a product catalog, and a simple e-commerce site. You will also discover how to migrate a database to a remote host. The final chapter will demonstrate the advantages of migrating to Oracle´s MySQL 8. You will be shown step by step migration directions along with a demonstration of the tools available in SQL Workbench. Because you are building the interactive pages yourself, you will know exactly how MySQL, MariaDB, and PHP all work together, and you will be able to add database interactivity to your own websites with ease. What You Will Learn Build a secure database-driven website using PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB Create a product catalog Write a message board Move towards e-commerce Employ security and validation measures Migrate to Oracle´s MySQL 8 Server platform Who This Book Is For Web developers with HTML, CSS and a limited Bootstrap experience. Readers need little to no prior experience with PHP and MySQL.
Are you new to PHP? Maybe you want to learn more about PHP programming, but you don’t know where to start? Regardless of your skill level, this audiobook will provide you with the right foundation so you can start building dynamic and interactive websites yourself. Not only that, but this audiobook will also help enhance your PHP-coding skills.Learn more than just what you should type in your favorite text editor. The audiobook will teach you the fundamentals so when you get down to coding your favorite PHP application, there’s no second-guessing. You will learn PHP in a way that most experienced PHP coders never do. Challenge your PHP-coding skills and allow your confidence level to rise to new heights.This PHP: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners is a fast-paced audiobook perfect for PHP beginners who want to master the art of writing quality PHP code. Have a close look at the loops, decisions, functions, and a whole lot more. You will also discover the basic syntax that’s applied when writing PHP applications. Are you curious to learn how PHP works? Fortunately, this audiobook is designed for beginners like you. The audiobook starts off with basic syntax and the ´´Hello World´´ program. If you want an audiobook that will guide you so you can learn how to code and when, what, and why you need to code, then PHP: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners is the perfect audiobook for you. With the help of this audiobook, you are going to learn:How you can set up your PHP environment to create your first PHP programHow you can easily input PHP values for web usersLearn more about operators, expressions, arrays, and the variables in PHPDiscover the power of conditional statementsDiscover how to insert, delete, and update data in a databaseLearn how to secure your passwords in PHPHow to build a complete member-registration system/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120261/bk_acx0_120261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make your websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. David Powers has updated his definitive book to incorporate the latest techniques and changes to PHP, including the arrival of PHP 7. New features include the spaceship and null coalesce operators, generators, using array shorthand syntax for list(), array dereferencing, and array unpacking with the splat operator. The problem is, you´re not a programmer and the thought of writing code sends a chill up your spine. Or maybe you´ve dabbled a bit in PHP and MySQL, but you can´t get past baby steps. If this describes you, then you´ve just found the right book. PHP and the MySQL database are deservedly the most popular combination for creating dynamic websites. They´re free, easy to use, and provided by many web hosting companies in their standard packages. This book also covers MariaDB, a seamless replacement for MySQL that has been adopted on many web servers. Unfortunately, most PHP books either expect you to be an expert already or force you to go through endless exercises of little practical value. In contrast, this book gives you real value right away through a series of practical examples that you can incorporate directly into your sites, optimizing performance and adding functionality such as file uploading, email feedback forms, image galleries, content management systems, and much more. Each solution is created with not only functionality in mind, but also visual design. But this book doesn´t just provide a collection of ready-made scripts: each PHP solution builds on what´s gone before, teaching you the basics of PHP and database design quickly and painlessly. By the end of the book, you´ll have the confidence to start writing your own scripts or-if you prefer to leave that task to others-to adapt existing scripts to your own requirements. Right from the start, you´re shown how easy it is to protect your sites by adopting secure coding practices. What You Will Learn Design and build dynamic PHP-based web sites and applications Get started right away through practical examples that you can reuse Incorporate PHP 7 elements including new ways of handling arrays Work with the latest PHP 7 techniques, innovations, and best practices Who This Book Is For Readers should have at least some prior exposure to web development using PHP.
This groundbreaking book provides you with the skills and resources necessary to build web applications for Twitter. Perfect for new and casual programmers intrigued by the world of microblogging, Twitter API: Up and Running carefully explains how each part of Twitter´s API works, with detailed examples that show you how to assemble those building blocks into practical and fun web applications. You´ll also get a complete look at Twitter culture and learn how it has inspired programmers to build hundreds of tools and applications. With this book, you will: - Explore every component of a Twitter application and learn how the API responds - Get the PHP and MySQL code necessary to build your own applications, with explanations of how these ingredients work - Learn from real-world Twitter applications created just for this book - Discover the most interesting and useful Twitter programsand get ideas for creating your ownwith the book´s Twitter application directory Twitter offers a new way to connect with people on the Internet, and Twitter API: Up and Running takes you right to the heart of this technology. ´´Twitter API: Up and Running is a friendly, accessible introduction to the Twitter API. Even beginning web developers can have a working Twitter project before they know it. Sit down with this for a weekend and you´re on your way to Twitter API mastery.´´ -- Alex Payne, Twitter API Lead ´´Twitter API: Up and Running is a very comprehensive and useful resourceany developer will feel the urge to code a Twitter-related application right after finishing the book!´´ -- The Lollicode team, creators of Twitscoop