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For the uninitiated, this guide to the latest version of PHP offers a speedy introduction to object-oriented programming, including a thorough explanation of classes as well as coverage of constructors, destructors, inheritance, polymorphism, and interfaces. Youll learn to:
Promote code reuse by creating your own classes and using built-in classes
Customize and improve classes through inheritance
Simplify database access by developing MySQL database and result set classes
Incorporate an RSS reader into your site using only four lines of code
Use XML easily with an object-oriented approach
Employ PHP to autogenerate documentation for your code
Make thumbnail images on the fly
Replace clumsy error trapping with exception handling
Take full advantage of advanced OO features in PHP
Incorporate AJAX into your OO PHP code
Object-Oriented PHP will show you how to maximize PHPs features, with much less work than you might think. With Object-Oriented PHP, you can master the basics of object-oriented programming and get up to speed on PHP in one fell swoop.
awesome book that got a lot of relevant info even though it's 2015.Published 8 months ago by Val Sam
The first chapter of this book made it seem very promising. However, the author seems to concentrate more on the differences of PHP 4 and 5, and trying to convince the reader that... Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Amazon_Customer_X
I have used PHP procedurally for several years, and had some inkling of OOP, but no formal introduction yet. Read morePublished on August 29, 2009 by Ted Spradley
Object-Oriented PHP is an excellent tutorial of OOP. There are many books that cover OOP in general, but this one focuses entirely on PHP's implementation. Read morePublished on April 9, 2009 by Andrew
If your new to PHP, this isn't the book for you, learning procedurally to program PHP before you delve into OOP should definitely be a beginner's plan of attack, and the concepts... Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by Michael B. Goldberg
Unfortunately I am not a PHP procedural or OOP developer. My views, however, are from a longtime web developer. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Samuel B. Lopez
I am an experienced sequential PHP programmer and wanted to make the jump to Object Oriented PHP.
I have already learned OO concepts and programming through various... Read more
I'll agree with others and say that Mike Zandstra's book covers this topic better. The author goes through one example throughout the book (using classes to manipulate a file... Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by D. Kelley
Peter Lavin provides us with sound, easy to understand concepts, techniques, and examples in Object-Oriented PHP. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by William E. Reveal