Many entry level PHP developers want a quick path to glory, a shortcut to "knowing PHP." Too many books and tutorials go straight into a pre-made, awful environment that just wants you to code, with no regard for security, version control, or other absolutely essential practices. This book is aimed at the absolute beginner who wants to start learning PHP, but aims to set you up with a thorough understanding of what makes for a good, modern, adaptable PHP environment before you start diving into PHP itself.
This book will cover a the essential building blocks of a good PHP environment, including covering topics such as:
The anatomy of a web request
The importance of a good IDE
Using Composer for package management
Version control with Git and GitHub
Deployment and hosting options
Using virtual machines
Build a sample app from scratch and deploy it -- the right way
And much more!
Jump Start PHP Environment
Safari Books Online
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Bruno Skvorc is a coder from Croatia with Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and English Language and Literature. He’s the editor of SitePoint’s PHP channel and a developer evangelist for Diffbot.com. He avoids legacy code like the plague and when picking projects makes sure they’re as cutting edge as possible. He’s a treadmill desk enthusiast and active (board)gamer who sometimes blogs.