A compilation of best practice solutions to common Web Development problems in PHP, focusing on the achievement of practical goals by applying well-structured, object orientated software design principles.
Volume 1 covers the foundations of PHP including writing portable and reusable code, storing and extracting data from files, manipulating text, working with email and error handling.
In addition to being an excellent reference with over 60 customizable solutions, the book acts as an excellent primer for Object Orientated Programming. PHP 5 has now been released and has been given significant OOP features, which are a must-learn for PHP Developers.
All code in the book is backwards compatible with earlier versions of PHP.
About The Author
Harry is a technical writer, programmer, and system engineer. He has worked in corporate IT since 1994, having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. He first came across PHP in 1999, while putting together a small Intranet. Today, he’s the lead developer of a corporate Extranet, where PHP plays an important role in delivering a unified platform for numerous back office systems. In his off hours he writes technical articles for SitePoint and runs phpPatterns (http://www.phppatterns.com/), a site exploring PHP application design. Originally from the United Kingdom, he now lives in Switzerland. In May, Harry became the proud father of a beautiful baby girl who keeps him busy all day (and night!)