Beginning PHP: Master the latest features of PHP 7 and fully embrace modern PHP development

Learn all the fundamentals of PHP with a book that blends theory with practice to build up the skills you need for modern web development.Key FeaturesBrush up on basic PHP 7 syntax and work with variables, data types, arrays, and loops Master advanced concepts like building your own frameworks and creating your own applicationsApply your newly learned PHP skills to a variety of real-life business scenariosBook DescriptionPHP is the preferred server-side scripting language for tech giants such as Facebook, Wikipedia, and Tumblr despite full-stack JavaScript gaining popularity with upcoming developers. This is because PHP performs better when dealing with heavy computations on the back end. In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to get up and running with the latest version of PHP, including package management with tools such as composer, secure database operations, and a whole host of other best practices that will help you stay a step ahead of traditional programmers.What you will learnUnderstand the fundamentals of PHP and work with classes and inheritanceLearn about database operations and package management with composerTackle common security concerns and pitfalls using authentication and validationBuild effective PHP applications and frameworks for your business needsWho this book is forIf you’re already familiar with another programming language and want to learn about the fundamentals of PHP programming, you’ll find the flow of this book to be an ideal fit. Having a prior understanding of HTML, MySQL, CSS, and JavaScript will be beneficial, but is not mandatory.Table of ContentsGetting Started with PHPArrays and LoopsFunctions and ClassesData OperationsBuilding a PHP Web ApplicationBuilding a PHP FrameworkAuthentication and User ManagementBuilding a Contacts Management System

Author: David Carr

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