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|| ||news release for new book: "PHP 5 Power Programming" (authored by :
Gutmans, Bakken, Rethans)|
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Prentice Hall PTR Publishes New Book: PHP 5 Power Programming
Authored by Team of Leading PHP Developers, including Zend's Andi Gutmans
Upper Saddle River, NJ (November, 2004) - Prentice Hall PTR, a leading
publisher of advanced technology books, announces publication of the new
book, PHP 5 Power Programming, authored by Andi Gutmans (co-creator of PHP
3 and all versions since), Stig Bakken (member of the core PHP team and
creator of PEAR), and Derick Rethans (PHP code contributor and leader of
the PHP QA team).
Gutmans, Bakken and Rethans have created a definitive introduction to PHP
5's most powerful new techniques. The book enables readers to maximize the
best of PHP 5, including its enhanced XML Web services support, new object
model and powerful design patterns. In addition to exhaustive coverage of
PHP 5, the authors skillfully present PHP optimization techniques,
regardless of version.
As a special bonus, owners of the book are provided access to a free 90-day
trial version of Zend Studio, the integrated development environment from
Zend Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of products and services for
developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications.
PHP 5 Power Programming begins with an overview of what's new in PHP 5,
then moves into the basics of the language, followed by a discussion of PHP
5 object-oriented features and then to advanced object-oriented programming
and design patterns in PHP 5.
The next several chapters cover writing a web application with PHP- with
example code showing, for example, how to work with passwords, and in-depth
information on how PHP 5 interfaces with databases; then a chapter with
critical information on error handling in PHP 5.
The authors then delve into XML with PHP 5, then proceed to present other
valuable mainstream extensions- both ones that are and aren't part of the
The next three chapters address PEAR ("PHP Extension and Application
Repository"), with a discussion of how to use it, important PEAR packages
and how to build PEAR components.
The next chapter talks about issues in migrating from PHP 4 to PHP 5,
followed by a valuable chapter on general performance issues, with
instruction on how to design high-performance PHP applications and how to
optimize both databases and PHP, itself.
Gutmans, Bakken and Rethan then conclude with chapters on how to write PHP
extensions and PHP shell scripts.
Three appendices cover, respectively, the PEAR and PECL Package Index,
phpDocumentor Format Reference and Zend Studio Quick Start Guide, for those
readers participating in the 90-day trial offer.
PHP 5 Power Programming has an accompanying website: http://www.phptr.com/title/013147149X
and will be available through major chain and independent booksellers
nationwide and through online vendors at a suggested retail price of
U.S. $39.99. It is published as part of the Bruce Perens' Open Source
Series. To learn more, visit www.phptr.com/perens.
About Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR
Addison-Wesley (www.awprofessional.com) and Prentice Hall Professional
Technical Reference (PH PTR) (www.phptr.com) are respected publishers of
quality computer science and engineering books and software for technical
professionals. Both imprints are units of Pearson Technology Group, the
world's largest provider of consumer and professional computer,
information technology, engineering and reference content. Pearson
Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the world's
leading educational publisher. Pearson Education is part of Pearson plc
(NYSE: PSO), the international media company.
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