- Series: Expert's Voice in Open Source
- Paperback: 536 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 3rd ed. edition (June 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 143022925X
- ISBN-13: 978-1430229254
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,011,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice (Expert's Voice in Open Source) 3rd ed. Edition
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About the Author
Matt Zandstra has worked as a web programmer, consultant, and writer for nearly two decades.
He is the author of SAMS Teach Yourself PHP in 24 Hours (three editions) and a contributor to DHTML Unleashed. He has written articles for Linux Magazine, Zend.com, IBM DeveloperWorks, and php|architect Magazine, among others.
Matt works as a consultant advising companies on their architectures and system management, and also develops systems primarily with PHP, and Java.
Matt also writes fiction.
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Top Customer Reviews
That being said, the Kindle version has one major issue: the code samples. They look like someone printed them out with a dot-matrix printer, then scanned them at 150 DPI, saved as BMPs to preserve all the visual errors on the scan, and pasted them into the book as images. In other words, the code samples are not text at all - they are really, really crappy images and you will often find yourself squinting to make out all the details of the fuzzy "text".
This isn't a dealbreaker - after all, any programming book you buy today has downloadable samples of all code available somewhere on the Internet... but it IS an annoyance. Why they couldn't produce the code in real text with an alternate font I have no idea. Why they couldn't present higher quality images of the code I also have no idea.
Suffice to say, if you buy this for the Kindle, expect 5 star content with 3 star presentation - thereby bringing us to 4 overall.
Really good explanation on why it is necessary to structure PHP using the PHP 5.x OO options
I an a Java developer my self. Therefore the OO stuff is well known.
But I had no clue on how to structure solutions for PHP...
Probably the best OO book about PHP, therefore all 5 stars ***** :-)
Ofcause I could wish some thing else..
I use IntelliJ IDEA for my PHP development. And it has a lot of IDE support.
I would like the domain sections to reflect this.
IDEA will understand the SQL statement (strings) to PDO.
It can color errors, It can try out statements to a concrete database.
But it cannot do this if the distance between PDO and the query string is abstracted to far away. (Then it becomes gray for IDEA ...)
The samples in the book, I would also like to have in a zip
About the "kindle" .. oh I have big troubles getting used to that. I would prefer a PDF file with real pages. These 8000 kindle-pages. It makes no sense to me.
The kindle APP... there is severe room for improvements. I very easy loose where I am in the book. A few un-consentrated clicks.. And you are lost. No history back..
I hope (for Kindle) that there are some things I have not discovered yet in the reader...
BUY it, if you really want to learn objects and patterns in PHP.
I have 14 years of PHP development experience and I learned A LOT from this book.
Very well written and with very good examples.
Highly recommend to any level PHP developers!
All of my PHP friends/coworkers want to borrow this book.