Jump Start PHP Environment

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Jump Start PHP Environment

Published December 2015

Get your PHP projects set up the right way

Many entry level PHP developers want a quick path to glory, a shortcut to “knowing PHP.” Too many books and tutorials go straight into a pre-made, awful environment that just wants you to code, with no regard for security, version control, or other absolutely essential practices. This book is aimed at the absolute beginner who wants to start learning PHP, but aims to set you up with a thorough understanding of what makes for a good, modern, adaptable PHP environment before you start diving into PHP itself.

This book is aimed at entry-level developers. You don’t need any prior experience of PHP

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What you'll learn

  • Using Composer for package management
  • Deployment and hosting options
  • Using virtual machines with Vagrant
  • PDF, EPUB, MOBI 150 pg
Meet your author
Bruno Skvorc

Bruno, a web developer from Croatia, is SitePoint's senior PHP editor by day, and a developer evangelist for Diffbot.com by night. A big fan of working on treadmill desks, he spends the most of his days walking through various projects and problems, and then exposing them on SitePoint.com. In his free time (i.e. when his beagle is asleep) he swims, #stronglifts, plays (board) games and paints miniatures.


  1. The Anatomy of Web Requests
  2. The Programming Environment
  3. The Application Environment
  4. Virtual Machines
  5. Versioning Systems
  6. Deployment and Hosting
  7. Composer
  8. Learn by Example: A Web App from Scratch

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