Pro PHP: Patterns, Frameworks, Testing and More – Kevin McArthur – 1st Edition


Taking care to focus solely on those topics that will have the most impact on experienced PHP developers, Pro PHP is written for readers seeking to take their understanding of both PHP and sound software development practices to the next level. Advanced object–oriented features, documentation, debugging, software patterns, and the Standard PHP Library are just a few of the topics covered in extensive detail.

Author and noted PHP expert Kevin McArthur also examines emerging practices and trends such as the MVC as applied to PHP, with special emphasis placed upon the increasingly popular Zend Framework.

With and crucial to the success of today’s web applications, the book concludes with several chapters covering JSON, the SOAP extension, and advanced web services topics. If you’re seeking to go beyond the basics, Pro PHP is the book for you.

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Table of Contents

Abstract Classes, Interfaces, and Programming by Contract
Static Variables, Members, and Methods
Singleton and Factory Patterns
What’s New in PHP 6
Documentation and Coding Conventions
Reflection API
Testing, Deployment, and Continuous Integration
Introduction to SPL
SPL Iterators
SPL File and Directory Handling
SPL Array Overloading
SPL Exceptions
MVC Architecture
Introduction to the Zend Framework
Advanced Zend Framework
The Zend Framework Applied
Ajax and JSON
Introduction to Web Services with SOAP
Advanced Web Services
Certificate Authentication

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