Mastering PHP 7

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Jun 27, 2017 - Computers - 536 pages

Effective, readable, and robust codes in PHP

About This Book
  • Leverage the newest tools available in PHP 7 to build scalable applications
  • Embrace serverless architecture and the reactive programming paradigm, which are the latest additions to the PHP ecosystem
  • Explore dependency injection and implement design patterns to write elegant code
Who This Book Is For

This book is for intermediate level developers who want to become a master of PHP. Basic knowledge of PHP is required across areas such as basic syntax, types, variables, constants, expressions, operators, control structures, and functions.

What You Will Learn
  • Grasp the current state of PHP language and the PHP standards
  • Effectively implement logging and error handling during development
  • Build services through SOAP and REST and Apache Trift
  • Get to know the benefits of serverless architecture
  • Understand the basic principles of reactive programming to write asynchronous code
  • Practically implement several important design patterns
  • Write efficient code by executing dependency injection
  • See the working of all magic methods
  • Handle the command-line area tools and processes
  • Control the development process with proper debugging and profiling
In Detail

PHP is a server-side scripting language that is widely used for web development. With this book, you will get a deep understanding of the advanced programming concepts in PHP and how to apply it practically

The book starts by unveiling the new features of PHP 7 and walks you through several important standards set by PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG). You'll see, in detail, the working of all magic methods, and the importance of effective PHP OOP concepts, which will enable you to write effective PHP code. You will find out how to implement design patterns and resolve dependencies to make your code base more elegant and readable. You will also build web services alongside microservices architecture, interact with databases, and work around third-party packages to enrich applications. This book delves into the details of PHP performance optimization. You will learn about serverless architecture and the reactive programming paradigm that found its way in the PHP ecosystem. The book also explores the best ways of testing your code, debugging, tracing, profiling, and deploying your PHP application.

By the end of the book, you will be able to create readable, reliable, and robust applications in PHP to meet modern day requirements in the software industry.

Style and approach

This is a comprehensive, step-by-step practical guide to developing scalable applications using PHP 7.1


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The All New PHP
Embracing Standards
Error Handling and Logging
Magic Behind Magic Methods
The Realm of CLI
Prominent OOP Features
Optimizing for High Performance
Going Serverless
Building Services
Working with Databases
Resolving Dependencies
Working with Packages
Testing the Important Bits
Debugging Tracing and Profiling
Hosting Provisioning and Deployment

Reactive Programming
Common Design Patterns

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About the author (2017)

Branko Ajzele is an internationally respected and highly accomplished software developer, book author, solution specialist, consultant, and team leader. Strong technical knowledge coupled with the ability to communicate those technicalities frequently and clearly with strong direction has enabled him to architect, develop, and launch numerous successful businesses. He often feels comfortable proposing alternatives to demands that he feels can be improved, even when it means pulling a late shift to meet deadlines. He holds several respected IT certifications, such as Zend Certified PHP Engineer, Magento Certified Developer, Magento Certified Developer Plus, Magento Certified Solution Specialist, and a few more. Branko was crowned E-commerce Developer of the Year by Digital Entrepreneur Awards in October 2014 for his excellent knowledge and expertise in e-commerce development. His work is second to none, and he is truly dedicated to helping fellow developers around the world. He currently works as a full-time contractor for Lab Lateral Ltd, an award-winning team of innovative thinkers, artists, and developers specializing in customer-centric websites, digital consultancy, and marketing. Here, he holds the role of a lead developer and the head of Lab's Croatia office. The book, Instant E-Commerce with Magento: Build a Shop, by Packt was his first Magentorelated book oriented toward Magento newcomers, after which he decided to write his second book, Getting Started with Magento Extension Development. The third book, Magento 2 Developers Guide, was released days after the official Magento 2 release. His fourth book, Modular Programming with PHP 7, describes modular design techniques to help developers build readable, manageable, reusable, and more efficient code, and doing so on a mini web shop application written in the Symfony framework.

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