PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code


Sure-fire PHP techniques to take your skills to the next level!

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PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code is tailor-made for PHP developers who are serious about refining their server-side applications. This book will help you to employ the most effective object oriented programming approaches, wrap your projects in layers of security, and ensure your code is doing its job perfectly.

What will I learn?

Who should read this book?

PHP Master is written for the intermediate developer. This means you should have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of PHP, the syntax underpinning the code, how functions and variables operate, constructs like foreach loops and if/else statements, and how server-side scripts interact with client-side markup (with HTML forms, for instance).

A basic understanding of what databases are and how they work will help you along, but we’l be covering ways of connecting to them in great depth, as well as stepping through the world of SQL, the most popular query language used to interact with information in a database. A familiarity with command line interfaces and their associated vocabularies will be of assistance in the later chapters.

Meet the Authors

Lorna Jane Mitchell is a PHP consultant based in Leeds, UK with a Masters in Electronic Engineering. She organizes the PHP North West Conference and user group, and has written for .net magazine and php|architect, among others. You can find Lorna blogging regularly on her own site,

Davey Shafik has been working with PHP and the LAMP stack, as well as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for over a decade. With several books, articles, and conference appearances under his belt, he enjoys teaching others any way he can. An avid photographer, he lives in sunny Florida with his wife and six cats.

Matthew Turland has been using PHP since 2002. Since that time, he’s become a Zend Certified Engineer in both PHP 5 and Zend Framework, published articles in php|architect magazine, and contributed to books on PHP. He’s also been a speaker at php|tek, Confoo, and ZendCon.

Customer reviews


“The book deals with several high-level concepts such as design patterns, OOP, security, and performance tuning. Yet, it maintains easy-to-read language throughout itself. Also, it displays many code examples to demonstrate the topic at hand. I enjoyed reading it and will keep it as a reference.”


“Been programming in PHP for a while but mostly straight up coding. I had been needing to delve into the OOP and Web Services realm for a while for some projects and this book really got me up to speed quickly. And for those of us who have been unable to go back for much needed classes, the chapter on design patterns was very educational!”


“Great book. Great price. Easy to read & undestand. The book sure help to enhance my skill sets at work.”

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