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The Art of Modern PHP 8

By : Joseph Edmonds
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Book Image

The Art of Modern PHP 8

5 (1)
By: Joseph Edmonds

Overview of this book

PHP has come a long way since its introduction. While the language has evolved with PHP 8, there are still a lot of websites running on a version of PHP that is no longer supported. If you are a PHP developer working with legacy PHP systems and want to discover the tenants of modern PHP, this is the book for you. The Art of Modern PHP 8 walks you through the latest PHP features and language concepts. The book helps you upgrade your knowledge of PHP programming and practices. Starting with object-oriented programming (OOP) in PHP and related language features, you'll work through modern programming techniques such as inheritance, understand how it contrasts with composition, and finally look at more advanced language features. You'll learn about the MVC pattern by developing your own MVC system and advance to understanding what a DI container does by building a toy DI container. The book gives you an overview of Composer and how to use it to create reusable PHP packages. You’ll also find techniques for deploying these packages to package libraries for other developers to explore. By the end of this PHP book, you'll have equipped yourself with modern server-side programming techniques using the latest versions of PHP.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1 – PHP 8 OOP
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Chapter 1: Object-Oriented PHP
Section 2 – PHP Types
Chapter 5: Object Types, Interfaces, and Unions
Section 3 – Clean PHP 8 Patterns and Style
Section 4 – PHP 8 Composer Package Management (and PHP 8.1)
Section 5 – Bonus Section - PHP 8.1

Clean Code Acronyms (CCA)

When talking about clean code, there are a few very famous acronyms that you probably want to familiarize yourself with if you don't already know them (ironically, as you will see, the use of acronyms is an anti-pattern).


So, this is a big one. I think largely because, while very popular and neatly fitting into a meaningful acronym, the actual definitions are a bit obtuse and so have generated reams and reams of debate, blogs, articles, and books with pages and pages of text devoted to clarifying exactly what SOLID really means.

Be careful when reading about SOLID as the vague language of the principle has led to a wide range of interpretations, confusion, and misunderstanding. In fact, don't even take what I have written as anything more than "one guy's opinion" and please do read into this more to determine your own clear understanding.

SOLID – Wikipedia

Here is the Wikipedia summary...