About the Book
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 :
- Interactive shell scripts
- System daemons
- Desktop software
- Network servers
and more. We also cover related topics including :
- System interaction
as well as covering software tools for development and outlining other great sources of technical information and help.
NEW CONTENT : Learn the basics of interfacing with electronics using PHP & the Raspberry Pi.
Enjoy the benefits of doing all of the above in PHP :
- Save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones
- Save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language
- Make money by providing your clients a full-stack service (not just web sites)
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)
After years of preaching how easy and powerful PHP can be as a general purpose programming language, I finally found a resource that packs all the facts!
- Jefferson González, maintainer of the wxPHP project (wxphp.org)
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.
- Read it completely risk-free with the 45 day money back guarantee
- All three formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) are included in the price
- No DRM nonsense. Easily read it on all of your devices, when you want.
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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About the Author
Since graduating in Computer Science from the University of Leeds in 1999, Rob has been programming commercially and academically in a variety of programming languages, with over 10 years of PHP experience.
Having had a varied career working in industries from coffee to condoms, as well as doing freelance software development, Rob is now a “Database Programmer” at the University of Oxford working in healthcare related data analysis. He uses PHP almost exclusively now, out of choice.
When he's not working or writing books, he spends time with his wife, three young children, and most importantly his cat.