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on June 12, 2011
Finally a book written for serious PHP application developers. This book really gets it. Using Test-Driven Development from the very first chapter, the book explains practical TDD such as using in-memory databases. There are clear examples of stubs and mocks. Caring so much about TDD, this book also teaches how to write proper Object-oriented Code, utilizing proven best practices and design patterns.
As if that weren't enough, this book also covers PHP frameworks but by no means relies on them. Just glancing at the table of contents was enough for me to buy this book--as there weren't yet any reviews written for it on Amazon.
After reading the first chapter alone--where the authors quote "Uncle Bob's" Clean Code book--I had a good feeling that I was reading something that would finally help PHP developers write truly good code.
I haven't made it through the whole book yet but it has already earned its way as my favorite PHP book, and I have read a lot of them over the last several years.