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Build Your Own PHP Framework [Kindle Edition]

Scott Preston
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Book Description

There's a lot of different PHP frameworks out there. Some are big some, are small. But I doubt they do things exactly the way you want it.

You could take the plunge and "hope" you find one that meets your needs and makes you productive... Or You Could Build Your Own!

In fact, all of the frameworks that exist, started out because someone wanted to do things a little different, this book shows you how!

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Overview of Major PHP Frameworks
3. Overview of Minor PHP Frameworks
4. Reason To Build Your Own Framework
5. GinPHP - A Framework Template
6. To MVC or not to MVC
7. (MVC) Routing
8. (MVC) Models & Data Access
9. (MVC) Views & PHP Files
10. (MVC) Controllers
11. Helpers & Libraries
12. Form Components
13. Error Handling & Validation
14. JavaScript & Ajax
15. Theming
16. Testing
17. Wrap-Up

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  • File Size: 141 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055UOTS4
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Title Is A Bit Misleading September 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased the PDF hoping to get a how to manual for writing your own framework, but got a manual on how to use the author's GinPhp non-framework. I guess the build your own part is to look at & learn the author's GinPhp code and figure out the rest on your own. The spelling in the PDF isn't too great either. The good thing is you'll get some basics of the MVC scheme and the author's code for GinPhp is interesting, but you can download any of the many frameworks out there for free, get the documentation and learn that specific framework the same way this author's manual is setup. I don't think this is a bad manual, but it's title should be "Learning GinPhp" instead. I gave it 3 stars because it's okay if all you want is code for a framework and a small manual on how to use it.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You can read this book in two hours... October 16, 2011
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...and this is important because you should have clear expectations about this book.

This book is mostly a light introduction to GinPHP, the non-PHP-framework that the book's author is working on. But it is so light that without taking a look to the code (that you could and should download) you are not able to have a view about what the author is talking about.

More than list the directories structure that he has choiced to support his framework there is no information in the book about almost any other decision he has take around it.

The book is so light as cheaper.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frameworks secrets July 10, 2011
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Being a PHP coder I'd find some specific information regarding how to build own PHP framework before reading this book.
I'm sure frameworks are powerful things in web-developing as I use one of them (CodeIgniter PHP Framework) in many my projects.
Companies developing their own framework follow a few common rules and approaches which I found reading this book.
MVC is a very popular approach to build web-application. If you're coder who uses MVC you need to know how to create your own MVC - framework to be more smarter and flexible in this amazing things.
I strongly recommend Scott Preston and his book "Building your own PHP framework" for all people who deal with web-developing.
I deeply appreciate methods and points of view described in this e-book and knowledge I got from it.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't get it March 19, 2012
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I figured this book would be talking about building your own Framework from scratch. Instead, it's using some framework idea he had to throw a bunch of existing libraries into the framework, rather than building it from scratch. Even for $2.99 it was a waste of money.
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Scott Preston is a software craftsman and roboticist from Columbus, Ohio. Over the past decade he has worked for some of the largest companies in the world and built & programmed lots of web sites and robots. When he's not working on a new robot or web project, he consults and solves hard problems for customers at his company CodeGin LLC, which he founded in 2010. He is also a renowned speaker and has spoken at many events large and small to promote web development and robotics. You can find out more about Scott by visiting his website: or his robot project site

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