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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


I've had the great pleasure of seeing PHP grow; from a somewhat amateur, and often mocked, language that exploded in popularity, punching way above its weight and powering huge swathes of the burgeoning web into a modern and highly performant language that is often used to power large-scale enterprise systems.

With the release of PHP 8, and the upcoming (at the time of writing) release of PHP 8.1, we can really see a bright future for PHP.

You will first read about object-oriented programming (OOP) in PHP, starting with the basics and then going on to more advanced topics. You will work through modern programming techniques, such as inheritance, contrasting this with composition, and finally looking at more advanced language features. You will learn about the MVC pattern by building your own toy MVC system. In addition to this, you'll explore what a dependency injection (DI) container does by building a toy DI container. Later chapters will give you an overview of Composer and will explain how to create reusable PHP packages with it. You'll also find techniques to deploy these packages effectively so that other developers can use them.

By the end of this PHP book, you will have gained a rounded understanding of some of the fundamentals of modern PHP and will have the grounding you need to be able to update your code.