Programmer's Guide to Drupal, 2nd Edition

Programmer’s Guide to Drupal, 2nd Edition

If you’re a web programmer, your experiences have taught you certain lessons—and only some of them apply well to Drupal. Drupal has its own set of programming principles that require a different approach, and many programmers make mistakes when relying on skills they’ve used for other projects. This…

Pro PHP Refactoring

Pro PHP Refactoring

Many businesses and organizations depend on older high-value PHP software that risks abandonment because it is impossible to maintain. The reasons for this may be that the software is not well designed; there is only one developer (the one who created the system) who can develop it because…

Mastering Symfony

Mastering Symfony

In this book, you will learn some lesser known aspects of development with Symfony, and you will see how to use Symfony as a framework to create reliable and effective applications. You might have developed some impressive PHP libraries in other projects, but what is the point when…

Laravel: Up and Running

Laravel: Up and Running

What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. With this practical guide, Matt Stauffer–a leading teacher and developer in…

PHP Arrays

PHP Arrays

Gain an in-depth understanding of PHP 7 arrays. After a quick overview of PHP 7, each chapter concentrates on single, multi-dimensional, associative, and object arrays. PHP Arrays is a first of its kind book using PHP 7 that demonstrates inserting, appending, updating, and deleting array data. This book…

Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel

Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel

This book teaches you design patterns in PHP and Laravel using real-world examples and plenty of humor. Too often design patterns are explained using tricky concepts, when in fact they are easy to use and can enrich your everyday development. Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel aims to break down tricky…

PHP Beyond the Web

PHP Beyond the Web

Use your existing web-based PHP skills to write all types of software: CLI scripts, desktop software, network servers, and more. This book gives you the tools, techniques, and background necessary to write just about any type of software you can think of, using the PHP you know. PHP…

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice

The 5th edition of this popular book has been fully updated for PHP 7, including replacing the PEAR package manager with Composer, and new material on Vagrant and PHP standards. It provides a solid grounding in PHP’s support for objects, it builds on this foundation to instill core…

PHP Persistence

PHP Persistence

Take the pain out of dealing with relational databases in an object-oriented programming world. With this short book, you can save time and money by simply coding less while accomplishing more with the Doctrine persistence framework, a leading persistence solution for PHP programmers and web developers. PHP Persistence…

PHP Development Tool Essentials

PHP Development Tool Essentials

Learn PHP development best practices, such as version control, development environment virtualization, and coding standards. You’ll also discover the most useful PHP web frameworks, including the new Laravel, symfony2, and micro-frameworks. As you do so, you’ll learn how to use them to write the most productive PHP code…