Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) has changed the way to develop PHP applications and like every revolution takes time to be digested.
The book will help you understand the major components in ZF2 and how to use them as best as possible. The chapters in this book will lead you through the different components and in the process together with the author you will build a complete application.
"In this book Slavey shares his real life experience with ZF2 projects, as a senior consultant at Zend Technologies, and hits all the major challenges you may face. It is a must-have if you want a quick start and proficiency in ZF2."
Andi Gutmans & Zeev Suraski
The chapters in the book are accompanied by source code that you could copy, and it will help you learn by example.
Slavey Karadzhov is a full time senior consultant at Zend Technologies. He is located in Stuttgart, Germany and travels the world while trying, among other things, to help people get better understanding about programming and Zend Framework in particular. Slavey Karadzhov has two major degrees: one in Software Technology from the University of Applied Science in Stuttgart, Germany, and the other in Computer Science from Sofia University, Bulgaria.
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll 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 book.Learn 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 moreLearn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server
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