PHP This! is a beginners book for developers who are new to object oriented PHP web development.This goal of PHP This! is to teach the PHP skills needed to be a junior PHP developer. These skills include an introduction to object oriented PHP theory and instruction on how to apply that theory to build a full custom MVC application, unit testing with PHPUnit and code management with SVN.The instruction provided by this book also applies to experienced software engineers with expertise in other languages who have not had the opportunity yet to learn object oriented PHP or to those who are new to web development altogether. Object Oriented concepts can be confusing at first that is why PHP This! provides a simple way to explain a confusing subject. The clear explanations and examples will quickly teach you what Object Oriented PHP is and how to use it, test it and manage it. Some key chapters and subjects include:Chapter 1: Why Read This Book Sample Job Description: Jr. PHP Developer The Eight Primary Categories of JQuery Features Why Learn Object Oriented PHP Six Primary Advantages to Learning Object Oriented Programming Chapter 2: PHP Objects & Classes Overview -- The Confusion of First Learning Object Oriented Theory Explanation of a Class Explanation of an Object Instantiation $this Variable Access Modifiers Inheritance Method Overriding Invoking Parent Methods Horizontal Inheritance - Using Traits Encapsulation Polymorphism Polymorphism vs. Method Overloading Polymorphism vs. Method Overriding Late Binding / Dynamic Binding Chapter 3: PHP Magic Methods Chapter 4: Abstract Classes & Methods abstract Keyword Extending sub-classes from an Abstract Base Class Abstract Methods final Keyword Chapter 5: Interfaces PHP Interfaces Explanation of What Interfaces Are and Why They are Useful interface & implements Keywords Implementing Multiple Interfaces Programming to the Interface Design-by-Contract Chapter 6: Static Methods & Properties The static Modifier The Scope Resolution Operator Static Properties Static Methods Singleton Pattern Late Static Binding The static Keyword vs. the self Keyword Chapter 7: PHP Error Control & Exception Handling The Built-in Exception Class Throwing an Exception The try-catch-finally Block Setting the Desired Error Sensitivity Level Setting Error Reporting 67Error Reporting Sensitivity Levels Logging Options Chapter 8: The Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Understanding the Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Model View Controller The MCV URL Structure & URL Mapping Using the .htaccess File The index.php File The MVC Folder Structure Custom MVC Application - Restaurant Menu Management Application Showing the Menu Adding a Menu Item Assigning a Menu Item to a Menu Editing/Deleting Menu Items Download the Source Code for the Custom MVC Application (Restaurant Menu Management Application)
Author: Michelle Gosney
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