PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online With this practical guide, youll learn how PHP has become a full featured, mature language with object orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component librariesAuthor Josh Lockhartcreator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practicesreveals these new language features in action Youll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your bookLearn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closuresDiscover how to find, use, and create PHP componentsFollow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebooks HVVM and Hack language implementationsand how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server

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