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Mastering The Faster Web with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript

By : Andrew Caya
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Mastering The Faster Web with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript

By: Andrew Caya

Overview of this book

This book will get you started with the latest benchmarking, profiling and monitoring tools for PHP, MySQL and JavaScript using Docker-based technologies. From optimizing PHP 7 code to learning asynchronous programming, from implementing Modern SQL solutions to discovering Functional JavaScript techniques, this book covers all the latest developments in Faster Web technologies. You will not only learn to determine the best optimization strategies, but also how to implement them. Along the way, you will learn how to profile your PHP scripts with, monitor your Web applications, measure database performance, optimize SQL queries, explore Functional JavaScript, boost Web server performance in general and optimize applications when there is nothing left to optimize by going beyond performance. After reading this book, you will know how to boost the performance of any Web application and make it part of what has come to be known as the Faster Web.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Free Chapter
Faster Web – Getting Started
Querying a Modern SQL Database Efficiently


About the author

Andrew Caya started programming computers in GW-BASIC and QBASIC in the early 90s.  Before becoming a PHP developer almost 10 years ago, he did some software development in C, C++, and Perl. He is now a Zend Certified PHP Engineer and a Zend Certified Architect. He is also the creator of Linux for PHP, the lead developer of a popular Joomla extension and a contributor to many open source projects.

He is currently CEO, CTO and Founder of Foreach Code Factory, an instructor at Concordia University, an author and a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing, and a loving husband and father.

I wish to thank Packt Publishing for offering me this great opportunity, the entire editorial team and the technical reviewers for their valued help on this project, Doug Bierer for his kind support throughout the project, Cal Evans and Nomad PHP for their professional training, and my family and friends for their ever-renewed enthusiasm.

About the reviewers

Federico Kereki is a Uruguayan Systems Engineer, with a Masters Degree in Education, and over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, developer, professor, and writer.

He is a Subject Matter Expert at Globant, and he has taught at Universidad de la República, Universidad ORT, and Universidad de la Empresa.

He has written several articles for magazines and web sites, a pair of booklets on computer security, and two books: Essential GWT and Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming. He's currently writing a new book on JavaScript development for Packt Publishing.



Jakub Zalas is an independent software consultant, architect and trainer, who helps teams to deliver software that survives change. Being focused on quality, Jakub promotes agile development practices, like test driven development. In his spare time, he speaks at conferences and contributes to open source.






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