PHP Framework in One Weekend
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PHP Framework in One Weekend

Build your own web framework and learn modern PHP in one weekend.

About the Book

This weekend project is about exploring modern PHP and the ecosystem of PHP packages and libraries. Over the course of this weekend you will learn some of the fundamental concepts used in building modern PHP apps.

“a weekend, the fundamental unit of coding self-improvement”- Peter Shirley

Projects such as Drupal, phpBB, Laravel, eZ Publish, Joomla!, Magento, Piwik, and many more are using Symfony Components as a foundation on which to build. We will use these, and more, to build our own PHP Framework.

About the Author

Darren Mothersele
Darren Mothersele

Darren Mothersele is an award winning software developer specialising in simple, creative, and independent technology. Founder of Ideation Networks. Inventor of the Cyril programming language for live-coding visualisations. Member of the Drupal Association and has consulted on some of the largest, flag-ship Drupal-based websites. Wrote and delivered his first course in PHP at the University of Sheffield in 2001. In recent years has mainly been teaching Drupal-based web development.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 0. Getting Started
  • 1. Managing Complexity
  • 2. Testing
  • 3. HTTP
  • 4. Templating
  • 5. Content
  • 6. Routing
  • 7. Controllers
  • 8. Dependency Injection
  • 9. Design and Layout
  • 10. Reuse
  • Where Next?
  • References

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