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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

Publishing on Packagist

Once you have completed creating your package, and you deem it worthy of bearing your name in the ever-critical eyes of the internet, then you might decide it is time to publish it on Packagist.

First of all, you need to create an account. This is fairly straightforward. You also need to confirm that your project composer.json file is in good order, and you have updated GitHub or another repository with all the latest changes.

If you are publishing a literal "hello world," please remove it once you are done experimenting!

Things to check before you publish

Before you publish your package, you might want to check a few things (assuming that the code itself all works correctly).

The first one is that you have a decent file. This file should sit at the root of your repository and should contain clear, concise instructions on how to use your package. The contents of this file will form the bulk of the content on the page for your...