PHP is the most pervasive server-side programming language in the world. It drives:

  • 77% of all database-driven sites.
  •, and
  • many millions of other sites
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The resulting billions of lines of PHP code all needs to be consistently maintained, improved, and future-proofed, For 100,000s of PHP web developers, this can pose questions such as:

  • How can I better structure my PHP code?
  • How do I keep my application safe?
  • How can I make my application do more?

Like anything in life, it’s easy to get by with just doing enough. However, it’s hardly a recipe for ongoing success!

Savvy PHP web developers can now keep ahead of the game and ensure that their PHP code is safe, secure, and well-structured for the future with the latest release from SitePoint:

PHP MASTER: Write Cutting-Edge Code

PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code
by Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik, and Matthew Turland

With this book, you’ll learn to:

  • Employ the latest and most effective object oriented PHP programming techniques
  • Utilize the best testing methods to refine your code and keep applications watertight
  • Protect applications against attacks and vulnerabilities with the latest security systems
  • Use advanced performance evaluation techniques to gain maximum site efficiency
  • Extend your applications’ functionality by using PHP’s APIs and libraries

All these topics and more are beautifully presented and explained in this new book of 400+ pages. If you’re interested, you can either

With PHP Master, web developers can sharpen their PHP skills and remain on the cutting edge of web technology.

Tags: object oriented programming, PHP, php developer, server-side, server-side scripting
Mick is a digital sales architect with over 13 years experience on the web. He helps businesses, clients and start-ups - plan, action and measure their digital sales success. Including getting hands-on with Google AdWords, conversion rate optimization, retargeting and email marketing.

  • Bryce

    One word… Finally!

    • Mick Gibson

      Yeah … but it’ll have been worth waiting for :)

  • Chris

    Only up to chapter 2 but already loving it, i have used PHP for about 2 years now but never really advanced my skills any further. This book has taught me more about OOP in 15 minutes then what i learned in a 2 hour course.

    Great work guys =)

    • Mick Gibson

      Hey Chris … we’re stoked you’re enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing your feedback :)

  • Drasko

    Great publish! Must have printed copy of this book ASAP.

  • Andy Walpole

    One for my Christmas list!

  • Alex Shaikh

    That’s impossible……! i didnt know facebook been using php. Good information

  • Nick Plekhanov

    Great eBook for seasoned web developers.

    But tell me please does EPACK contain pdf version of eBook?


    • Mick Gibson

      Hi Nick … it sure does :)

  • Wok

    It’s popular because most PHP sites are installs of (awsome) open source products like WordPress or Media Wiki.

  • Jess

    Is this one electronic only or is there a print version coming out as well? Thanks.

  • Ali

    I’ve started my web career few years ago by reading CSS anthology and HTML Complete Ref. , gradually improved my web programming skills by DB-Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL and now by PHP Master….
    i owe you, sitepoint.

    • Mick Gibson

      Hey thanks for sharing that. We feel privileged to have been able to help you grow as a web developer. Thanks for your continued support :)

  • caoyi

    Good information! Thanks for your sharing. It is worthwhile to read it.

  • Rafael

    Great publish.. but I have a question Mick.. this printed book can be shipped to Brazil?

  • Nelson

    I started working recently on a company but without a mentor to guide me through the best practices so I’m betting on this book to help me improve my skills.

    • Mick Gibson

      Thanks for your comment and support. I’m sure the book will prove an invaluable resource.
      Let us know how you get on.


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