Model View Controller (MVC) is becoming the definitive architecture of website development frameworks due to the stability, extensibility and predictability it lends to development. It is not just the primary separation of database, business logic and interface components, but includes a wide range of considerations for building high-performing, scalable and secure applications.
Deciding which MVC framework best suits the project you are about to begin is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a developer. If you are part of a team, this decision has probably already been made for you; but in any event, you’ll need to know how (and why) the framework authors made it work the way it does.
Over the course of reading this book, you will learn the theoretical implications of the choices you would make when writing your own MVC framework, and how to put the pieces together in a cohesive package. We take a look at the highly modular Zend Framework how to use its collection of loosely coupled classes to build a unified system. We also look at CakePHP, learning from its automated build system (Bakery) and highly intuitive approach to rapid development. This book will lay bare all the secret parts of MVC for you. Download eBook Free »
If you are a web programmer, you need to know modern PHP. This book presents with many new areas in which PHP plays a large role. If you want to write a mobile application using geo-location data, Pro PHP Programming will show you how. Additionally, if you need to make sure that you can write a multilingual indexing application using Sphinx, this book will help you avoid the pitfalls.
Of course, Pro PHP Programming gives a thorough survey of PHP post-5.3. You’ll begin by working through an informative survey and clear guide to object-oriented PHP. Then, you’ll be set for the core of the book on modern PHP applications. Now, you’ll be able to start with the chapter on PHP for mobile programming and move on to sampling social media applications. You’ll also be guided through new PHP programming language features like closures and namespaces.
Pro PHP Programming deals with filtering data from users and databases next, so you’ll be well prepared for relational and NoSQL databases. Of course, you can also learn about data retrieval from other sources, like OCR libraries or websites. Then the question of how to format and present data arises, and in Pro PHP Programming, you’ll find solutions via JSON, AJAX and XML.
This book shows the path to becoming a 21st-century PHP programmer: it delves into PHP interaction with new technologies like JSON, Facebook, MongoDB, and mobile programming in a web service context.