With web development now being considereda commodity, projects are gettinglarger every day.
If you are dealing with large projects ona daily basis, you know that the mostdifficult task is to deliver products ontime and within a budget.However, many factors can influencethose variables, including the programminglanguage development methodsyou choose.
This Short Cut shows you what a goodchoice it is to use PHP and Smarty forlarge-scale web projects.
If you follow the principles and methodologiesdescribed here, you'll achievegreater productivity in your developmenttasks.
Bruno Pedro is a systems engineer with ten years' experience in database related applications who's been developing PHP Web Applications since 1995. He's the author of Auth_SOAP, PEAR's SOAP based plug-and-play authentication package. Currently he's interested on the management of Large Scale Web Development. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. (please seehttp://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1217)
Vitor Rodrigues is a senior software developer at PT.com, SAPO. He has been working with PHP for several years, with a focus on architecture and development of large scale Web Applications. He also develops business specific high performance Apache modules. When not working, you can find him on the market looking for ingredients to one of his delicious meals.
Comments about oreilly PHP and Smarty on Large-Scale Web Development:
I found this okay. Basically, it's a persuasive article advocating the use of Smarty templates for large-scale and enterprise development. Then it delves into the MVC model for configuring and displaying web pages based on Smarty templates.
One thing I did like about this Shortcut is that it delved into caching, a sensible topic, as large websites need to have caching systems in place. It presented code and examples for caching Smarty templates.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend