About the Book
Please note that a new version of this book is available at https://www.apress.com/gb/book/9781484232453
Welcome to what I hope is an accessible reference that helps you quickly find and learn relevant facts about PHP programming. I’m writing it with the following readers in mind:
- Intermediate PHP programmers with two or three years of experience who are hoping to sit the Zend certification exams.
- Programmers who are proficient in another language but want a quick reference book to dive into PHP.
This book is specifically not an introduction to programming and no attempt is made to introduce basic topics. It is purely a reference to learn the idiosyncrasies of PHP. Additionally it does not intend to replace the PHP manual but rather to focus the reader’s attention on aspects of PHP relevant to the Zend certification exams.
The books chapters focus on the exam topics that you will be tested on in your certification examination and serves as a guide through the material. The guide makes reference to the source pages in the PHP manual that allows you to dip into the manual in a structured and understandable fashion.
About the Author
Andy is a cloud software architect working for a leading IPTV tech company in Cambridge, UK. He has 7 years of experience with the PHP language, with more than half of that time being in senior roles. During his time in the industry Andy has worked on applications for large financial institutions, dynamic startups, payment processors, as well as a slew of smaller web applications.