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PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pages 11-15
    3. Pages 17-44
    4. Pages 45-69
    5. Pages 71-95
    6. Pages 97-118
  4. Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Pages 129-140
    3. Pages 141-165
    4. Pages 223-275
    5. Pages 277-318
  5. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Pages 321-327
    3. Pages 329-352

About this book


Backed by a tireless development community, PHP has been a model of language evolution over its 10+ year history. Borne from a contract developer's pet project, these days you'll find PHP powering many of the world's largest web sites, including Yahoo!, Digg, EA Games, and Lycos.

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Second Edition shows you how to meld the power of PHP with the sound enterprise development techniques embraced by professional programmers. Going well beyond the basics of object–oriented development, you'll learn about advanced topics such as working with static methods and properties, abstract classes, interfaces, design patterns, exception handling, and more. You'll also be exposed to key tools such as PEAR, CVS, Phing, and phpDocumentor.


CVS PHP PHPUnit PhpDocumentor abstract class design design pattern development documentation interfaces language object programming

About the authors

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,, 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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