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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

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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

Chapter 11: Creating Your Own Composer Package

In this chapter, we are going to continue looking at Composer. This time, we are going to try to create a small but useful package that we can reuse across all of our projects.

The first thing, of course, is to create the actual library that you want to publish. I would encourage you to think twice before publishing an empty "hello world" type package, as Packagist is a real system and there is no benefit in clogging it up with useless libraries.

That being said, let's just make a "hello world" Composer package and try to show some common scenarios. If you decide to upload your version to Packagist, please make sure to remove it once you are done!

You can see the simple "hello world" project that has been created here:

The-Art-of-Modern-PHP-8/composer-module-hello-world at main · PacktPublishing/The-Art-of-Modern-PHP-8 · GitHub

This chapter will cover the...