If you want to get started with PHP, this book is essential. Author David Sklar (PHP Cookbook) guides you through aspects of the language you need to build dynamic server-side websites. By exploring features of PHP 5.x and the exciting enhancements in the latest release, PHP 7, you’ll learn how to work with web servers, browsers, databases, and web services. End-of-chapter exercises help you make the lessons stick. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking to build dynamic websites, a frontend developer ready to add server-side programs, or an experienced programmer who wants to get up to speed with this language, this gentle introduction also covers aspects of modern PHP, such as internationalization, using PHP from the command line, and package management. Learn how PHP interacts with browsers and servers Understand data types, variables, logic, looping, and other language basics Explore how to use arrays, functions, and objects Build and validate web forms Work with databases and session management Access APIs to interact with web services and other websites Jumpstart your project with popular PHP web application frameworks
Improve the performance of your PHP application to ensure the application users aren't left waiting About This Book Make the optimum use of PHP coding to improve your programming productivity Leverage the potential of PHP for server-side programming, memory management, and object-oriented programming Packed with real-life examples to help the readers implement concepts as they learn Who This Book Is For This book is for those who have basic experience in PHP programming. If you are developing performance-critical applications, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Setup high performance development and production environment for PHP 7 Discover new OOP features in PHP 7 to achieve high performance Improve your PHP applications' performance Attain improved database performance Benchmark PHP applications to optimize them Write quality code by learning to improve code reusability, simplicity, and expressiveness Get rid of the bottlenecks in your PHP 7 applications by writing PHP code optimally Tackle issues related to web applications, such as high user dependency and large datasets In Detail PHP is a great language for building web applications. It is essentially a server-side scripting language that is also used for general-purpose programming. PHP 7 is the latest version, providing major backward-compatibility breaks and focusing on high performance and speed. This fast-paced introduction to PHP 7 will improve your productivity and coding skills. The concepts covered will allow you, as a PHP programmer, to improve the performance standards of your applications. We will introduce you to the new features in PHP 7 and then will run through the concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP) in PHP 7. Next, we will shed some light on how to improve your PHP 7 applications' performance and database performance. Through this book, you will be able to improve the performance of your programs using the various benchmarking tools discussed. At the end, the book discusses some best practices in PHP programming to help you improve the quality of your code. Style and approach The book is a step-by-step guide to improve the quality of your code in PHP through real-time examples. The book takes a practical approach to improving the quality of your code.
Learn PHP programming the quick and easy way! With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Author Larry Ullman guides readers through the ins and outs of both PHP 5 and PHP 7, and offers more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples. Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show you what to do step by step. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again. Whether you’re a programming newbie or an experienced veteran learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.
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Author: Janet Valade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-05-10
Covers the latest major release of PHP, the most popular open source Web scripting language, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style PHP is installed on nearly nine million servers, and usage has grown at the rate of 6.5 percent per month for the past two years PHP is easy to learn, well suited for Web development, and can be embedded with HTML, making it a good choice for creating dynamic Web pages for e-commerce sites and other Web applications; a database-friendly language, it connects easily to Sybase, MySQL, mSQL, Oracle, and other databases Explains how to acquire and install PHP, how PHP's features make it a useful scripting language, and how to use PHP for three of the most common applications: interactive Web sites, database storage, and common operating system tasks
Build server-side applications more efficiently—and improve your PHP programming skills in the process—by learning how to use design patterns in your code. This book shows you how to apply several object-oriented patterns through simple examples, and demonstrates many of them in full-fledged working applications. Learn how these reusable patterns help you solve complex problems, organize object-oriented code, and revise a big project by only changing small parts. With Learning PHP Design Patterns, you’ll learn how to adopt a more sophisticated programming style and dramatically reduce development time. Learn design pattern concepts, including how to select patterns to handle specific problems Get an overview of object-oriented programming concepts such as composition, encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance Apply creational design patterns to create pages dynamically, using a factory method instead of direct instantiation Make changes to existing objects or structure without having to change the original code, using structural design patterns Use behavioral patterns to help objects work together to perform tasks Interact with MySQL, using behavioral patterns such as Proxy and Chain of Responsibility Explore ways to use PHP’s built-in design pattern interfaces
Learn the art of PHP programming through this example-rich book filled to the brim with tutorials every PHP developer needs to know About This Book Set up the PHP environment and get started with web programming Leverage the potential of PHP for server-side programming, memory management, and object-oriented programming (OOP) This book is packed with real-life examples to help you implement the concepts as you learn Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer or programmer who wants to create real-life web applications using PHP 7, or a beginner who wants to get started with PHP 7 programming, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of PHP, PHP 7, or programming is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Set up a server on your machine with PHP Use PHP syntax with the built-in server to create apps Apply the OOP paradigm to PHP to write richer code Use MySQL to manage data in your web applications Create a web application from scratch using MVC Add tests to your web application and write testable code Use an existing PHP framework to build and manage your applications Build REST APIs for your PHP applications Test the behavior of web applications with Behat In Detail PHP is a great language for building web applications. It is essentially a server-side scripting language that is also used for general purpose programming. PHP 7 is the latest version with a host of new features, and it provides major backwards-compatibility breaks. This book begins with the fundamentals of PHP programming by covering the basic concepts such as variables, functions, class, and objects. You will set up PHP server on your machine and learn to read and write procedural PHP code. After getting an understanding of OOP as a paradigm, you will execute MySQL queries on your database. Moving on, you will find out how to use MVC to create applications from scratch and add tests. Then, you will build REST APIs and perform behavioral tests on your applications. By the end of the book, you will have the skills required to read and write files, debug, test, and work with MySQL. Style and approach This book begins with the basics that all PHP developers use every day and then dives deep into detailed concepts and tricks to help you speed through development. You will be able to learn the concepts by performing practical tasks and implementing them in your daily activities, all at your own pace.
Over 80 recipes that will take your PHP 7 web development skills to the next level! About This Book This is the most up-to-date book in the market on PHP It covers the new features of version 7.x, best practices for server-side programming, and MVC frameworks The recipe-based approach will allow you to explore the unique capabilities that PHP offers to web programmers Who This Book Is For If you are an aspiring web developer, mobile developer, or backend programmer, then this book is for you as it will take your PHP programming skills to next level. Basic knowledge of PHP programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Use advanced PHP 7 features, such as the Abstract Syntax Tree, Uniform Variable Syntax, Scalar Type Hints, Generator Delegation, Anonymous Classes, and the Context Sensitive Lexer Discover where and when PHP 5 code needs to be re-written to avoid backwards-compatibility breaks Improve the overall application security and error handling by taking advantage of classes that implement the new throwable interface Solve practical real-world programming problems using PHP 7 Develop middle-wareclasses that allow PHP developers to gluedifferent open source libraries together seamlessly Define and Implement PSR-7 classes Create custom middleware using PSR-7 compliant classes Test and debug your code, and get to know the best practices In Detail PHP 7 comes with a myriad of new features and great tools to optimize your code and make your code perform faster than in previous versions. Most importantly, it allows you to maintain high traffic on your websites with low-cost hardware and servers through a multithreading web server. This book demonstrates intermediate to advanced PHP techniques with a focus on PHP 7. Each recipe is designed to solve practical, real-world problems faced by PHP developers like yourself every day. We also cover new ways of writing PHP code made possible only in version 7. In addition, we discuss backward-compatibility breaks and give you plenty of guidance on when and where PHP 5 code needs to be changed to produce the correct results when running under PHP 7. This book also incorporates the latest PHP 7.x features. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with the tools and skills required to deliver efficient applications for your websites and enterprises. Style and approach This book takes a recipe-based approach, with real-world examples that can serve as building blocks for a larger application. Each recipe is self-contained with no external dependencies. This book follows a problem-solution strategy so you understand how to deal with various scenarios you may encounter while using PHP 7 in your daily activities.
Learn PHP and MySQL programming— the quick and easy way! Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you step by step through advanced techniques for dynamic Web development using PHP and MySQL. • Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. • Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again. • Whether you’re new to programming or an experienced veteran just needing to get up to speed on PHP and MySQL, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in the languages, and much more!
Ever wanted to develop your own dynamic website but thought it would be too difficult? Have you tried means to learn PHP programming but find them too daunting or just not simple enough to understand? Would you want to learn PHP in a concise and fun way? Pick up this book. We start with basic HTML so even if you are an absolute beginner, you can still learn to PHP programming step by step. We start with basics like how to create simple PHP scripts and then build on to more advanced (and fun) topics. As the chapters progress, you begin learn the fundamental building blocks to build an e-commerce site. This approach keeps the material fun, challenging and practical. We teach PHP in an easy and fun style. In the book, you work through many code examples that strengthen your programming drip by drip. If the need arises, we point you to resources where you learn more advanced topics. We do not attempt to cover everything, but we are confident to turn a beginner into someone who can code dynamic sites.
Learn how to exploit the impressive power of PHP 7 with this collection of practical project blueprints – begin building better applications for the web today! About This Book Don't just learn PHP 7 – follow a diverse range of practical knowledge to get started quickly Take advantage of PHP 7's newest features – and find out how to use them to solve real development challenges Put PHP to work for performance and scalability – we'll show you how, you do it! Who This Book Is For The book is for web developers, PHP consultants, and anyone who is working on multiple projects with PHP. Basic knowledge of PHP programming is assumed. What You Will Learn Build versatile projects using the newest features PHP 7 has to offer Learn how to use PHP 7's event-driven asynchronous features Find out how to improve the performance of your code with effective techniques and design patterns Get to grips with backend development and find out how to optimize session handling Learn how to use the PHP 7 Abstract Syntax Tree to improve the quality of your code and make it more maintainable Find out how to build a RESTful web service Build your own asynchronous microservice In Detail When it comes to modern web development, performance is everything. The latest version of PHP has been improvised and updated to make it easier to build for performance, improved engine execution, better memory usage, and a new and extended set of tools. If you're a web developer, what's not to love? This guide will show you how to make full use of PHP 7 with a range of practical projects that will not only teach you the principles, but also show you how to put them into practice. It will push and extend your skills, helping you to become a more confident and fluent PHP developer. You'll find out how to build a social newsletter service, a simple blog with a search capability using Elasticsearch, as well as a chat application. We'll also show you how to create a RESTful web service, a database class to manage a shopping cart on an e-commerce site and how to build an asynchronous microservice architecture. With further guidance on using reactive extensions in PHP, we're sure that you'll find everything you need to take full advantage of PHP 7. So dive in now! Style and approach This product focuses on helping developers build projects from scratch. But more than that, each project will help the reader to learn a new facet or feature of PHP 7 – it means the reader really will 'learn by doing.'