PHP is no longer just a great scripting language for websites, it's now a powerful general-purpose programming language. Expand your use of PHP into your back-end systems, server software, data processing services, desktop interfaces and more.
This book will show you how to take your knowledge of PHP development for the web and utilise it with a much wider range of software systems. Learn how to create :
and more. We also cover related topics including :
as well as covering software tools for development and outlining other great sources of technical information and help.
Enjoy the benefits of doing this in PHP :
I've just finished reading the book and I can say it's one of the best PHP books I've ever read.
- Chris Piechowicz, Zend Certified Engineer (@ChrisPiechowicz)
This book will introduce you to the tools, techniques and background necessary to program just about anything you can think of, using the PHP you already know. It will also take you through some of the tools used by serious software developers and engineers, and introduce further sources of information and online resources that will help you get serious about developing real software in PHP.
Jump down to the full list of contents or have a browse through the book sample to see all of the topics covered in the book; from the CLI-SAPI to GUI toolkits, PHP performance to software installers.
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