With web development now being considered
a commodity, projects are getting
larger every day.
If you are dealing with large projects on
a daily basis, you know that the most
difficult task is to deliver products on
time and within a budget.
However, many factors can influence
those variables, including the programming
language development methods
This Short Cut shows you what a good
choice it is to use PHP and Smarty for
large-scale web projects.
If you follow the principles and methodologies
described here, you'll achieve
greater productivity in your development
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