With the surge of popularity of PHP 5, object-oriented programming is now an important consideration for PHP developers. This version-neutral book is a gentle introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP) that won't overburden you with complex theory. It teaches you the essential basics of OOP that you'll need to know before moving onto a more advanced level, and includes a series of prepackaged scripts that you can incorporate into your existing sites with the minimum of effort. It shows how object-oriented programming can be used to create reusable and portable code by walking you through a series of simple projects. The projects feature the sorts of things developers run up against every day, and include a validator for filtering user input, a simple Date class that avoids the need to remember all the esoteric format codes in PHP, and an XML generator. Teaches the fundamentals of OOP Simple projects show how OOP concepts work in the real world Prepackaged scripts can easily be added to your own projects
A compilation of best practice solutions to common Web Development problems in PHP, focusing on the achievement of practical goals by applying well-structured, object orientated software design principles. Volume 1 covers the foundations of PHP including writing portable and reusable code, storing and extracting data from files, manipulating text, working with email and error handling. In addition to being an excellent reference with over 60 customizable solutions, the book acts as an excellent primer for Object Orientated Programming. PHP 5 has now been released and has been given significant OOP features, which are a must-learn for PHP Developers. All code in the book is backwards compatible with earlier versions of PHP.
PHP This! is a beginners book for developers who are new to object oriented PHP web development. This goal of PHP This! is to teach the PHP skills needed to be a junior PHP developer. These skills include an introduction to object oriented PHP theory and instruction on how to apply that theory to build a full custom MVC application, unit testing with PHPUnit and code management with SVN. The instruction provided by this book also applies to experienced software engineers with expertise in other languages who have not had the opportunity yet to learn object oriented PHP or to those who are new to web development altogether. Object Oriented concepts can be confusing at first that is why PHP This! provides a simple way to explain a confusing subject. The clear explanations and examples will quickly teach you what Object Oriented PHP is and how to use it, test it and manage it. Some key chapters and subjects include: Chapter 1: Why Read This Book Sample Job Description: Jr. PHP Developer The Eight Primary Categories of JQuery Features Why Learn Object Oriented PHP Six Primary Advantages to Learning Object Oriented Programming Chapter 2: PHP Objects & Classes Overview - The Confusion of First Learning Object Oriented Theory Explanation of a Class Explanation of an Object Instantiation $this Variable Access Modifiers Inheritance Method Overriding Invoking Parent Methods Horizontal Inheritance - Using Traits Encapsulation Polymorphism Polymorphism vs. Method Overloading Polymorphism vs. Method Overriding Late Binding / Dynamic Binding Chapter 3: PHP Magic Methods Chapter 4: Abstract Classes & Methods abstract Keyword Extending sub-classes from an Abstract Base Class Abstract Methods final Keyword Chapter 5: Interfaces PHP Interfaces Explanation of What Interfaces Are and Why They are Useful interface & implements Keywords Implementing Multiple Interfaces Programming to the Interface Design-by-Contract Chapter 6: Static Methods & Properties The static Modifier The Scope Resolution Operator Static Properties Static Methods Singleton Pattern Late Static Binding The static Keyword vs. the self Keyword Chapter 7: PHP Error Control & Exception Handling The Built-in Exception Class Throwing an Exception The try-catch-finally Block Setting the Desired Error Sensitivity Level Setting Error Reporting 67 Error Reporting Sensitivity Levels Logging Options Chapter 8: The Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Understanding the Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Model View Controller The MCV URL Structure & URL Mapping Using the .htaccess File The index.php File The MVC Folder Structure Custom MVC Application - Restaurant Menu Management Application Showing the Menu Adding a Menu Item Assigning a Menu Item to a Menu Editing/Deleting Menu Items Download the Source Code for the Custom MVC Application (Restaurant Menu Management Application)
This is the second edition of David Powers' highly-respected PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. This new edition has been updated by David to incorporate changes to PHP since the first edition and to offer the latest techniques—a classic guide modernized for 21st century PHP techniques, innovations, and best practices. You want to 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. 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. 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.
Web Programming for Business: PHP Object-Oriented Programming with Oracle focuses on fundamental PHP coding, giving students practical, enduring skills to solve data and technical problems in business. Using Oracle as the backend database, the book is version-neutral, teaching students code that will still work even with changes to PHP and Oracle. The code is clean, clearly explained and solutions-oriented, allowing students to understand how technologies such as XML, RSS or AJAX can be leveraged in business applications. The book is fully illustrated with examples, and includes chapters on: Database functionality Security programming Transformation programming to move data Powerpoint slides, applied exam questions, and the raw code for all examples are available on a companion website. This book offers an innovative approach that allows anyone with basic SQL and HTML skills to learn PHP object-oriented programming.
Concepts, Techniques and Practical Solutions with Doctrine
Author: Michael Romer
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 you’ll learn about powerful persistence techniques, such as object-relational mapping (ORM) in PHP. What You'll 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.