Mastering PHP 7: Design, configure, build, and test professional web applications

Effective, readable, and robust codes in PHPKey FeaturesLeverage the newest tools available in PHP 7 to build scalable applicationsEmbrace serverless architecture and the reactive programming paradigm, which are the latest additions to the PHP ecosystemExplore dependency injection and implement design patterns to write elegant codeBook DescriptionPHP is a server-side scripting language that is widely used for web development. With this book, you will get a deep understanding of the advanced programming concepts in PHP and how to apply it practicallyThe book starts by unveiling the new features of PHP 7 and walks you through several important standards set by PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG). You'll see, in detail, the working of all magic methods, and the importance of effective PHP OOP concepts, which will enable you to write effective PHP code. You will find out how to implement design patterns and resolve dependencies to make your code base more elegant and readable. You will also build web services alongside microservices architecture, interact with databases, and work around third-party packages to enrich applications. This book delves into the details of PHP performance optimization. You will learn about serverless architecture and the reactive programming paradigm that found its way in the PHP ecosystem. The book also explores the best ways of testing your code, debugging, tracing, profiling, and deploying your PHP application.By the end of the book, you will be able to create readable, reliable, and robust applications in PHP to meet modern day requirements in the software industry.What you will learnGrasp the current state of PHP language and the PHP standardsEffectively implement logging and error handling during developmentBuild services through SOAP and REST and Apache TriftGet to know the benefits of serverless architectureUnderstand the basic principles of reactive programming to write asynchronous codePractically implement several important design patternsWrite efficient code by executing dependency injectionSee the working of all magic methodsHandle the command-line area tools and processesControl the development process with proper debugging and profilingWho This Book Is ForThis book is for intermediate level developers who want to become a master of PHP. Basic knowledge of PHP is required across areas such as basic syntax, types, variables, constants, expressions, operators, control structures, and functions.Table of ContentsThe All New PHPEmbracing StandardsError Handling and LoggingMagic Behind Magic MethodsThe Realm of CLIProminent OOP FeaturesOptimizing for High PerformanceGoing ServerlessReactive ProgrammingCommon Design PatternsBuilding ServicesWorking with DatabasesResolving DependenciesWorking with PackagesTesting the Important BitsDebugging, Tracing, and ProfilingHosting, Provisioning, and Deployment

Author: Branko Ajzele

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