Learn Phalcon interactively and build high performance web applicationsAbout This BookLearn how to install and configure Phalcon PHP on your serverDevelop a fully functional multi-module application with Phalcon PHPA step-by-step guide with in-depth coverage of Phalcon and best practicesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a web developer and want to build effective web applications with Phalcon PHP, then this book is ideal for you. The book does not assume detailed knowledge of PHP frameworks.What You Will LearnCompile and install Phalcon from source codeSet up an MVC project and learn how to use the Dependency Injection (DI), configuration, and routingGet to grips with Phalcon's ORM, ODM, validation and caching, and generate models using Phalcon Developer ToolsCreate a command-line application from scratchWrite a fully functional REST module with Phalcon PHPUse Volt as template engine to create your first viewsUnderstand how session works and learn how to implement an authentication systemIn DetailPhalcon is a full-stack PHP framework implemented as a C extension. Building applications with Phalcon will offer you lower resource consumption and high performance whether your application runs on a Linux machine or a Windows one. Phalcon is loosely coupled, allowing you to use its objects as glue components based on the needs of your application. Phalcon PHP's mission is to give you an advanced tool to develop faster websites and applications.This book covers the most common and useful parts of PhalconPHP, which will guide you to make the right decisions while developing a Phalcon-driven application.You will begin the journey by installing and setting up Phalcon for your environment followed by the development of each module. You will be introduced to Phalcon's ORM and ODM. Furthermore, you will also be able to create the first models and database architecture for your project. You will then cover command-line applications, API module, volt syntax, and hierarchical views. Installing and working with Node and Bower for assets management will also be covered. Finally, you will gain insights into creating the backoffice and frontend module along with best practices and resources for development with Phalcon PHP.By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently develop any kind of application using the Phalcon PHP framework in a short time.Style and approachThis step-by-step guide will walk you through the fundamentals of Phalcon PHP. It will then help you to create a simple but fully functional news website and gain advanced knowledge of how Phalcon PHP works.
Author: Calin Rada