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PHP Oracle Web Development: Data processing, Security, Caching, XML, Web Services, and Ajax: A practical guide to combining the power, performance, ... development time, and high performance of PHP Paperback – July 30, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1847193636 ISBN-10: 1847193633 Edition: 1st Ed.

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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1st Ed. edition (July 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847193633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847193636
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,943,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yuli Vasiliev is a software developer, freelance author, and consultant currently specializing in open-source development, Oracle technologies, and service-oriented architecture (SOA). He has over 10 years of software development experience as well as several years of technical writing experience. He wrote a series of technical articles for Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and Oracle Magazine.

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If you are looking for a book to start with PHP and Oracle, this book offers a good start.
Vamseedhar R. Sane
I feel I can safely say that if you need to get to grips with PHP in an Oracle environment, you'll find everything you'll need here to get up and running very quickly.
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All the code examples are laid in a plain and very easy to understand way, yet consistently suggesting some best practices from the very beginning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
PHP Oracle Web Development by Yuli Vasiliev, to quote the front, covers data processing, security, caching, XML, Web Services and Ajax. Quite a lot for a mere 360 or so pages.

The book starts off with notes on both PHP and Oracle and describes how to obtain them both and how to get everything up and running using the PHP OCI8 extensions from Oracle. Whilst Oracle is a market leader in the big database arena, many developers will be surprised to learn that the full and unrestricted product is freely downloadable for development purposes - you only need to buy a licence for a production system. Even then, a free cut down version is available if you don't need the full bells and whistles.

So, with everything up and running, the book launches in to the subject at hand. I was immedietely impressed with the author's clear and easily read prose. Every subject is presented with just the right balance of detail with lots of additional notes and background information to help fill in any gaps. The author's real world experience shines through with sections on locking issues and coding for reusability. The section on object-orienation was particularly welcome.

I also liked the fact that the book didn't just cover the core subject of using Oracle with PHP but also covered vital related material such as various security models and a sizeable section on caching techniques. The sections on XML, Web Services via SOAP and Ajax ensure all the current must-have skills are represented. Ajax was presented via an example application which featured all the aspects you'd need including both code and style sheets but I'd have liked a bit more general advice and description here.
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It is a very good book. However, before buying it one must realise that it is simply not suitable for a beginner in Oracle/PHP as the author seems to imply in his introduction. One has to have some programming background and preferably even know the basics of both PHP language AND Oracle. In my opinion, the intended audience in this book are the people who come from IT backgrounds and can easily pick up pretty much anything IT related or at least, as i have said above, know the basics of both technologies. Given that, the author does a very good job at starting at this level and 'seamlessly' covering a lot of ground in very short amount of time. I personally loved it, because mostly this book is to the point, well explained and good examples are provided.
the reasons why i feel this book can only get 4 stars is because parts of it were not written very clearly. Especially the OO Oracle part where one might have to do lot of research on the web and reading over and over before actually understanding what the author meant. Also, in some parts there is a tendency by the author not to be very explanatory and one may have to read on a page or two and only then the concept will be explained whether directly or indirectly. Is it a good book? Yes it is. Is it worth the money? I believe it is. Could have been better had everything been presented gradually as opposed to just throwing some things at the readers? It could have been better.
Overall, a great book for people like myself who come from an IT background and/or know the basics+ or both Oracle and PHP and hate reading a lot of stuff on the Web just to get the idea how things come together.
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This book consists in almost 400 pages of solid content, and is targeted at beginners-to-intermediate PHP and Oracle developers who want to learn or have a deeper understanding of the interaction of the two technologies.

The first chapters highlight the capabilities and advantages of Oracle, cover the installation and connecting procedures, and present some of the alternatives to use Oracle with PHP: using the PHP OCI8 extension directly, and with some popular database abstraction libraries like PEAR::DB, ADOdb, or PDO. A capital sin is it never mentions PEAR::MDB2 ;-)
The central chapters are dedicated to data processing, transaction handling, OO programming, security and caching (also using PEAR::Cache_Lite).
The last chapters are dedicated to XML, XSLT, SOAP and AJAX, and are packed with examples which are more than enough to get you started with those features. All the code examples are laid in a plain and very easy to understand way, yet consistently suggesting some best practices from the very beginning.

The first merit of this book is it shows how you can process data with the DBMS and not just to treat the DBMS like a dumb storage system. For instance, there's a whole chapter explaining how to store, query and transform XML documents with PHP and with Oracle's internal XSLT functions, and there are many examples of STORED PROCEDUREs, TRIGGERs, transaction handling, etc.
A good part of the examples have a strong focus on security too. I found particularly interesting the explanation of alternative techniques to secure your tables, and to mask rows and columns for fine-grained access, using not only VIEWs, but also SPs, multiple schemas, PL/SQL packages, table functions and Virtual Private Database policies.
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