Its necessary to use a framework to collaborate with developers and also its useful to speed up development process. Zend Framework is one of the most popular PHP framework which consists of extendable tools and libraries. “Zend Framework 1.8 Application Development” covers Zend Frameworks basics and advanced usage of the framework.
Some Php and Object Oriented Programming knowledge is necessary to fully understand and benefit the book. Contents of the book is:
Chapter 1: Creating a Basic MVC Application
Chapter 2: The Zend Framework MVC Architecture
Chapter 3: Storefront Basic Setup
Chapter 4: Storefront Models
Chapter 5: Implementing the Catalog
Chapter 6: Implementing User Accounts
Chapter 7: The Shopping Cart
Chapter 8: Authentication and Authorization
Chapter 9: The Administration Area
Chapter 10: Storefront Roundup
Chapter 11: Storefront Optimization
Chapter 12: Testing the Storefront
Appendix: Installing Supporting Software
Also, you can download the free chapter which is “Chapter 7 The Shopping Cart“.
The good part is, examples are enough to understand and follow and explained in detail.
The bad part is current zend framework is at 1.9.6 however, the book discusses zf 1.8 which is enough to understand basics of the framework. Also, I was expecting to see integration of third party tools like doctrine, smarty and jquery … etc. which strengths the Zend Framework.
I’d say suggest this book for someone who wants to start development with ZF.
PHP was born as a functional programming language and as it grown it has gained Object Oriented capabilities. Object Oriented Programming is one of most significant issue in software development and for this issue I’d recommend the book “Object-Oriented Programming with PHP5″ for those who seek OOP in PHP.
Most important advantage of the OOP is developing manageable applications and it is illustrated in this book very smoothly.
The book is written for newbies to advanced programmers who need a good reference for PHP and OOP in PHP. It is divided into nine chapters:
First chapter starts with comparing functional programming with oop and shows the benefits of oop. Second and Third chapters are about writing some codes to see how oop is done in php. Writer discusses OOP design pattern which is very handy and useful for designing your application model. Chapter five is about reflection which is how to handle object states in runtime. Chapter six and seven is tells how it databases handled with php with oop way. And following chapters eight and nine is for building better MVC (model view controller) with php.
In brief, the book is design for new starters to experts in php which needs OOP and I suggest this book for every php developer as a reference in their daily development processes.
PHP is the most popular web development language that has ben used in the market however, its always necessary to communicate different platforms which makes web services is a must todays world. “RESTful PHP Web Services” book covers developing and consuming RESTful web services with php in detail for developers who are interested in web services.
The book is written by Samisa Abeysinghe and it is easy to read and follow even for new starters for application development. Also, it is a good resource for experienced developers/designers for architectural levels of RESTful Web Services.
The content of book is divided into 7 chapters:
Chapter 1, is about explaining conceptual details of RESTful web services and their relations with HTTP.
Chapter 2, shows some code which consumes REST services in PHP.
Chapter 3, deals with real world examples of RESTful services and also usage of RSS, ATOM feeds.
Chapter 4 and 5 discuss designing RESTful web services and also, implementation of designed system.
Chapter 6 shows how to use Zend Framework to design and implement REST services with a framework.
Chapter 7 is about debugging web services.
In conclusion, It s a well designed book which meets all needs for designing and implementing RESTful services in PHP. I’d like to recommend this book for PHP developers/designer however, basic PHP knowledge is required to understand codes fully.
Discussed subjects supported with example codes which are useful and makes the concept to be understood easily.
I have been working as a developer for 4+ years and Php is a reasonable choice for the frontend web applications. I have been reading & reviewing the books about php and php related technologies and planning to write my opinions about them in the following days.
It is a must to use OOP and a Framework for successful collaboration and a maintainable product so, these are the books that I want to write about soon.
RESTful PHP Web Services
Object-Oriented Programming with PHP5
Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development
I couldn’t figure out why developers wasted time to decide “” backslash as the namespace separator for php. I think, they should have choosed exiting ones like “.” or “::”. I wish windows developers luck for “” confusions on windows.
If you are seeking how to register a new extension for known file type in Netbeans. Follow
Tools -> Options -> Advanced Options -> System -> File Types -> PHP Files
and right click to open then add or change anything you like. I added thtml.
Twitter is still inaccessible.
I wonder if there are any powerful persistence tools for Php like JPA in Java
“I think what you’ll see from Sun is that we’re just going to take the J off the JVM and just make it a VM,” Schwartz.
I’m waiting JVM for php support.