Professional PHP6: professional to its max

July 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm 9 comments

I am sure you are quite excited about the upcoming release of the new version of our beloved PHP language, but are you ready for it? Are you actually ready to make use of the new features? Further more, are you aware of all the new additions and improvements in the language?

Well, if you are like me, you must be thinking ‘Gee, I really should get some preperation going before this new version rolls around’. Well, that’s why we would love to present you today with a new book called Professional PHP6, by Ed Lecky-Thompson, Steven D. Nowicki, published by the great people at Wrox publishing. (Buy it on Amazon)

Before going any further, I would like to just make it clear that this book is for PHP developers who are interested in expanding and leveraging their development skills by taking advantage of the features of the sixth major release, and that a solid understanding of the basics of PHP application development is essential before reading this book.

In case you are ready to go “proffesional”, this book is definitely worth all its value because by reading this one you will discover how to unleash the power of PHP6 and push it to its limits, and You’ll learn how to use PHP 6 in the larger scheme of enterprise-class software development and practical examples and behind-the-scenes information will improve your skills for designing and building better large-scale, high-performance platforms using PHP 6. The book also takes care of highlighting the differences between PHP6 and earlier versions.

This book goes beyond just showing you how to create a quick and uncomplicated site; it helps you deliver better quality software in a shorter amount of time using PHP6.

In the first few chapters you will get the chance to learn the fundamentals of professional development and a review of basic object oriented programming (OOP) concepts, before moving on to more advanced development techniques.

The authors eventually put all that information consumed into practice and build an application from the ground up using a model-view controller framework. Ultimately, you will get the inside know-how for pushing the limits of how to maximize the full feature set of PHP 6 .

Since this is by all means a “profeesional” book, you should expect to learn some quite advanced topics like how to use the tools that are available with PHP6, such as namespaces, collections, iterators, the roles of databases in enterprise applications development, and how to approach common software development challenges by using various PHP6 techniques.

Among other topics discussed, you will find information on the importance of quality assurance (QA) and testing, and how to approach it on projects of varying scales, and how to construct high traffic or high availability using PHP6 sites that resemble sites like Facebook and Flickr, so that you are able to make full use of PHP-driven content management systems and content management frameworks.


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bubby, texas  |  July 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the review.

    Hope to get one soon

    • 2. drupalmeister  |  July 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

      Good choice. I’m sure you will enjoy it. No doubt.

  • 3. jaimeee  |  July 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    How much php do you need to know in order to be able to use this book? can you give me a measure of sorts?

    • 4. drupalmeister  |  July 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

      I would say you would need to be quite comfortable with the language, and that should be enough. Either way, the topics discussed apply to more than just PHP, and you will learn a lot from it.

  • 5. MidyNiky  |  July 25, 2009 at 9:13 am


    I actually have this book, and I can also agree that it’s a real good book to get you to the next level. I sure have had fun readin it.

    Thanks very much and stay well.

  • 6. 2600--@  |  July 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    is this book using agile?

    • 7. drupalmeister  |  July 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      This book is not about any type of software managment. It’s about SEO, as fully explained in the article.

  • 8. crampBamp  |  July 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    can i get the download link here?

  • 9. willyboy  |  July 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    nice. thank you


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