PHP Master
Write Cutting Edge Code
Publisher: SitePoint
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 400

PHP Master is tailor-made for the PHP developer who's serious about taking their server-side applications to the next level and who wants to really keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice, employing the most effective object-oriented programming techniques, wrapping projects in layers of security and ensuring their code is doing its job perfectly.

  • Create professional, dynamic applications according to an object-oriented programming blueprint
  • Learn advanced performance evaluation techniques for maximum site efficiency
  • Brush up on the best testing methods to refine your code and keep your applications watertight
  • Protect your site against attacks and vulnerabilities with the latest security systems
  • Plug in to some serious functionality with PHP's APIs and libraries
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3.0

Practice what you preach

By Raymond

from Zuid-Holland

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Pros

  • Oop Principles Summarized
  • Oop Terminology Explained
  • Rest Examples Acceptable

Cons

  • Complex Spaghetticoded
  • Oop Bad Practices
  • Too many errors

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    Comments about oreilly PHP Master:

    Started this book about a few weeks ago and allthough there's a lot of usefulness to it I'm allready tired debugging the provided code-examples to get to see how one thing relates to another. This isnt what I signed up for when I got this book: from such a high profile (and 'hyped') book one expects nothing but flawless code or atleast a debugged revision of that code! I also expected best practice/loose coupling but its also short on this as the tight coupled classes will never allow for code-reuse. Just take a look at the MVC-example, which pretends to be OOP but is like the tightly structured procedural way of programming some call 'spaghetti-code'. It happens to be I'm 'kinda new' to object oriented programming but I do have about 15 years worth of programming experience under my belt, being the purist and the senior developer I am it isnt hard to dismiss bad practices when I see such.

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    5.0

    Incredible PHP manual

    By tribalia

    from Bucharest, Romania

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly PHP Master:

      These young authors are very talented in mixing with PHP codes. You could learn great PHP concepts in one book. Many authors give you little parts from a domain, but PHP Master includes all-in-one in PHP domain.

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      4.0

      Fantastic Book!

      By JT

      from Plano, TX

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      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Concise
      • Easy to understand
      • Helpful examples
      • Well-written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Intermediate
        • Student

        Comments about oreilly PHP Master:

        From cover to cover there is absolutly nothing that is not useful in some way or another. If you want to step up your PHP game...Get this book.

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