a php[architect] guide
The third edition of the popular "Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide", edited and produced by php[architect], provides the most comprehensive and thorough preparation tool for developers who wish to take the exam. Zend Certification is an industry-recognized benchmark used to validate PHP expertise more » while indicating a developer's commitment to mastering the craft and being a professional programmer. This edition adds three new chapters and over 80 pages of new content, and covers new features added in PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6, including namespaces, traits, variadics, generators, closures, and callbacks. The book is updated to provide a discussion of modern best practices when dealing with PHP variables and types, arrays, strings, databases, object-oriented programming and patterns, web security, XML, web services, and more. Revised by PHP professional and Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer Davey Shafik, this edition is sure to be both a useful study guide and a go-to reference for PHP programmers everywhere. « less
Explore the Zend Framework 2 and create your own superb social network
* Create powerful web applications by leveraging the power of this Model-View-Controller-based framework
* Learn by doing; create a social network from design to deployment
* Written in a framework and the API-centric approach to simplify the process of learning
Zend Framework more » 2 has a flexible architecture that lets us build modern web applications and web services easily. It also provides an easy-to-use, high quality component library that is designed to be used the way you want.
It's easy to get started and produce a powerful and professional looking website with Zend Framework 2 Application Development. Exploring real life applications, we will explore the Zend Framework 2 components, as well as throwing some light on best practices and design concerns faced when building complex MVC applications.
Zend Framework 2 Application Development is a hands-on guide to building your application.
We will explore the components of this new version of the framework and discover how to use each component, the options available, and how to get the most from each component. Whilst learning everything you need to know, we’ll even create our own social network.
We will also learn to engineer an application using an API-centric approach, broadly used today to build applications that work seamlessly on desktops, mobiles and tablets. We will learn how to filter and validate data, interact with databases to retrieve and store data, handle and manipulate file uploads, interact with other websites, deal with spam, and also protect your APIs using OAuth authentication whilst allowing people from all over the world to interact with your application.
Zend Framework 2 Application Development is your guide to everything you need to know to build applications of any size for big and small companies alike, whilst using the right components for the job.
What you will learn from this book
* Get to grips with the features of Zend Framework 2’s MVC architecture
* Filter and validate data no matter what the content is
* Handle and manage file uploads
* Gather content from other websites
* Fight spam with services such as Akismet
* Pull content from RSS feeds
* Quickly build forms such as login, register, and so on.
* Protect your API layer by using authentication protocols such as OAuth
* Manage database operations
* Build web services using the latest controller types
Every concept is put into practice with clear, step-by-step instructions and a hands-on approach. Forget about hundreds of pages full of theory; learn everything by example with Zend Framework 2 Application Development.
Who this book is written for
Written for PHP developers who want to get started with Zend Framework 2. Whether you are learning Zend framework from scratch or looking to sharpen up your skills from previous versions, Zend Framework 2 Application Development will help you to harness the power of Zend to produce better and more powerful applications. Basic knowledge of object-oriented design will be helpful. « less
Zend's new PHP 5 Certification Exam represent an excellent tool for professional PHP developers who want to distinguish themselves in their field. php|architect's Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide, edited and produced by the publishers of php|architect magazine, provides the most comprehensive and more » thorough preparation tool for developers who wish to take the exam. « less
Practice Questions for the Zend Certified Engineer Exam
As the usage of PHP grows, the need for a globally-recognized credentials program for professional developers is becoming more and more important. The Zend Engineer Certification Program, launched by worldwide PHP leader Zend Technologies, finally creates a professional designation that represents consistently more » high-quality skills and knowledge in the PHP world. Written and edited by four members of the Zend Education Board who also helped create the actual Zend Certification Exam, this book contains 200 questions on every topic that is part of the exam. The Zend Certification Practice Test Book is an invaluable resource in testing your preparedness in every area of the exam, from the basics to the most advanced topics. Each question comes with a clear answer that provides an explanation of the question's topic, its goals and end result. Answering the questions in this book will allow you to clearly and quickly identify the areas of PHP in which you are strong and those in which you need further study before being able to pass the exam! Zend Technologies, Inc. (http://www.zend.com) is the PHP company. Founded by the creators and ongoing innovators of PHP, it is the developer of the Zend Engine, the heart of PHP. Zend focuses on enterprise-class products and services that enable organizations to develop, deploy and manage business-critical PHP applications. « less