From the Back Cover
Each new version of PHP proves to be easily accessible and requires only a small learning curve. In no time at all, you can put together a simple yet dynamic Web site. This book goes beyond just showing you how to create a quick and uncomplicated site; it helps you deliver better quality software in a shorter amount of time using PHP6.
To put your working knowledge of PHP to use, the authors dive right in with the recent launch of version 6, while highlighting the differences between PHP6 and earlier versions. You'll begin with the fundamentals of professional development and a review of basic object oriented programming (OOP) concepts, before moving on to more advanced development techniques. You'll eventually put all that you've learned into practice and build an application from the ground up using a model-view controller (MVC) framework. Ultimately, you'll discover how to unleash the power of PHP6 and push it to its limits.
What you will learn from this book
- How to use the tools that are available with PHP6, such as namespaces, collections, iterators, and more
The roles of databases in enterprise applications development
How to approach common software development challenges by using various PHP6 techniques
The importance of quality assurance (QA) and testing, and how to approach it on projects of varying scales
How to construct high traffic or high availability using PHP6 sites that resemble sites like Flickr® and Facebook
How to use PHP-driven content management systems and content management frameworks
Who this book is for
This book is for PHP developers who are interested in expanding and leveraging their development skills by taking advantage of the features of the sixth major release. A solid understanding of the basics of PHP application development is essential.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.