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PHP Master, Write Cutting-Edge Code [Kindle Edition]

Davey Shafik , Matthew Turland , Lorna Mitchell
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Book Description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A practical, hands-on guide for the PHP developer who wants to take their applications to the next level
• Ready-to-use best practice solutions
• Includes complete working code

DESCRIPTION

PHP Master is tailor-made for the PHP developer who’s serious about taking their server-side applications to the next level and who wants to really keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice, employing the most effective object-oriented programming techniques, wrapping projects in layers of security and ensuring their code is doing its job perfectly.
• Create professional, dynamic applications according to an object-oriented programming blueprint
• Learn advanced performance evaluation techniques for maximum site efficiency
• Brush up on the best testing methods to refine your code and keep your applications watertight
• Protect your site against attacks and vulnerabilities with the latest security systems
• Plug in to some serious functionality with PHP’s APIs and libraries

MARKET INFO

PHP is an extremely popular open-source general purpose scripting language that’s particularly suited to server-side web development. As of 2007, PHP was used on some 20 million domains worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Lorna Mitchell is a freelance web development consultant and developer based in Leeds, UK. Lorna is a lead on the Joind.In open source project, an organizer of the PHPNW conference, and a prolific blogger.
Davey Shafik is a developer from Central Florida with 10 years’ experience in PHP and related technologies, and is an avid magazine writer, book author, and speaker.
Matthew Turland has been working with PHP since 2002. He has been a technical editor for php|architect Magazine, spoken at multiple conferences, served as an instructor for php|architect training courses, and contributed to Zend Framework. He currently works for Synacor.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Davey Shafik is a full time PHP Developer with many year of experience in PHP and related technologies. An avid magazine writer and book author, Davey keeps his mind sharp by trying to tackle problems from a unique perspective.

Lorna Mitchell is a freelance web development consultant and developer based in Leeds, UK. Lorna is a lead on the Joind.In open source project, an organizer of the PHPNW conference, and a prolific blogger.

Matthew Turland has been working with PHP since 2002. He has been a technical editor for php|architect Magazine, spoken at multiple conferences, served as an instructor for php|architect training courses, and contributed to Zend Framework. He currently works for Synacor.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1545 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: SitePoint Pty Ltd; 1 edition (October 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005X2CZUS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ask Felgall - Book Review November 29, 2011
Format:Paperback
This book is an ideal choice for anyone who has a moderate knowledge of PHP to start them on the path toward a much higher knowledge of PHP. The book covers a range of topics such as object oriented programming, databases, APIs, design patterns, security, performance, testing, and QA. With each of these the chapter starts out assuming that the PHP programmer reading the chapter has little or no experience with the material the chapter is covering but does assume a reasonable knowledge of PHP and the content of the preceding chapters. For example the database chapter covers how to rewrite all your database access to use the PDO object oriented approach.

While I have many years of programming experience covering most of the concepts covered by the book, most of that experience is with other languages. My level of PHP experience is probably just about at the level that the book is directed at and I expect to be able to dramatically improve my programming in PHP as a result. The one topic that the book covers where I have perhaps already gone beyond the level covered in the book is "security" as that has been one of the top priorities that I had with the few PHP applications that I have written so far. This allows me a slightly different view of that chapter to what I have with respect to the rest of the book. While applying the information that the chapter provides would make an application far more secure than one that doesn't apply those techniques, not all of what the chapter presents is completely accurate.

One example that is provided in the chapter uses htmlentities to esc ape the action attribute of a form. While this provides the security that is being discussed it is not the most appropriate function to call to provide that security.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 19, 2012
Format:Paperback
I've read a lot of PHP books... probably well over 30, to be honest. Anything from basic PHP stuff to Patterns, Tuning, etc. I've read A LOT of PHP books. This book, PHP Master, was actually one of the best PHP books I've read, though. The content is perfect for anyone looking to take that next step forward and learn more about more advanced topics. I enjoyed the book and thought it was well worth the money I paid for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best PHP book i've read January 3, 2014
By Yavor
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After reading not even half way through this book I was able to write a couple REST services which ended up being a huge asset to the company I work for. The book has awesome examples which do require you to write some code by yourself... otherwise you wouldn't be learning as much ;)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed February 5, 2012
By webdev
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book doesn't include many working projects. Most of the book is just about the concepts with much of the code incomplete. The author covers only certain parts of a project, leaving out other major parts that are needed to make the project run.

This is not a tutorial focused book. If you're looking for a book you can read from an armchair, only then might this book be a good fit for you.
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