This book takes you beyond the PHP
basics to the enterprise development practices used by professional programmers. Updated for PHP
5.3 with new sections on closures, namespaces, and continuous integration, this edition will teach you about object features such as abstract classes, reflection, interfaces, and error handling. You'll also discover object tools to help you learn more about your classes, objects, and methods.
Then you'll move into design patterns
and the principles that make patterns
powerful. You'll learn both classic design patterns
and enterprise and database patterns
with easy-to-follow examples.
Finally, you'll discover how to put it all into practice to help turn great code into successful projects. You'll learn how to manage multiple developers with Subversion, and how to build and install using Phing and PEAR. You'll also learn strategies for automated testing and building, including continuous integration.