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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

Chapter 12: The Awesomeness That Is 8.1

I've been eagerly waiting to write this chapter until the feature freeze date for the upcoming (at the time of writing) PHP 8.1. The features that have made it into this release are amazing. For a lowly point release, it seriously packs a punch. PHP releases have a habit of being like that these days.

I only have one chapter, so I don't have an opportunity to do a deep dive into all of the new features, and I have the difficult task of deciding which features to cover and in how much depth. By the time you're reading this, the chances are that PHP 8.1 has been released, and I would definitely encourage you to use it.

If you want to read the full list of features and changes, you can take a look at this file:

php-src/UPGRADING at master · php/php-src · GitHub

This UPGRADING document is the most up-to-date authoritative list of changes at the time of writing.

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