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Paul Reinheimer's Blog:
Object-Oriented PHP, Concepts, Techniques, and Code
September 08, 2006 @ 07:06:29

Paul Reinheimer has written up a review of one of the latest offerings from No Starch Press - "Object-Oriented PHP, Concepts, Techniques, and Code".

I'll get this out of the way up front; I approached this book with a completely inaccurate perception of what it was going to give me. I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced php developer, and I was hoping this book would teach me awesome ways to use PHP5's OOP power to make my applications better, faster, and more attractive to women.

That wasn't what this book does. This book introduces OOP, explains why it's useful, and goes through to develop several sample applications to demonstrate OOPs power, and more importantly how to use it.

He goes on to talk about the content/size of the book (relatively thin) including what it covers - beginning OOP, OOP in PHP4 and PHP5, a sample application, and a brief look at some of the more advanced features possible.

His overall opinion of the book is good, but there were two complaints that he had, more of a technical nature than just about the content (like the quality checking of the font size in paragraphs, changing in the middle). He'd still recommend it to those looking to get into OOP in PHP, though.

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php|architect:
New Object Oriented PHP Book
June 28, 2006 @ 06:37:04

Over on php|architect's site, there's a mention from Marcus about a new book from No Starch Press called "Object-Oriented PHP: Concepts, Techniques, and Code" (by Peter Levin) along with a little review.

"Object-Oriented PHP" is ideal for the developer who wants to learn object-oriented programming in PHP. If you already know how to use objects under PHP 4 this will get you up to speed with PHP 5. If you don't know anything at all about object-oriented programming, what better way to start than with the straightforward approach of PHP?

He has good things to say about the book, noting that it's laid out well, provided ample descriptions about the code and concepts presented, and helps you get the most out of your PHP5 programming.

You can purchase the book directly from the No Starch Press website in either paperback ($39.95 USD), a PDF version ($19.95 USD), or a combination of both ($43.95 USD). There's even a sample chapter if you want to try before you buy.

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