Guide to PHP Design Patterns

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Created on 2007-09-05 at 1:46 PM
Author : Archana Chadha []

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You have probably heard a lot about Design Patterns - a technique that helps you design rock-solid solutions to practical problems that programmers everywhere encounter in their day-to-day work. Even though there has been a lot of buzz, however, no-one has yet come up with a comprehensive resource on design patterns for PHP developers - until today.

PHP Design PatternsAuthor Jason E. Sweat's book php|architect's Guide to PHP Design Patterns is the first, comprehensive guide to design patterns designed specifically for the PHP developer. This book includes coverage of 16 design patterns with a specific eye to their applications in PHP when building complex web applications, both in PHP 4 and PHP 5 (where appropriate, sample code for both versions of the language is provided).

As you can expect from a php|architect book, this Guide is very focused on its topic, with none of the fluff that accompanies the large, expensive "500-page monsters" you sometimes find at the bookstore. Naturally, this doesn't come at the expense of depth of coverage or clarity: the book contains tens of scripts that give you a practical overview of every topic covered, from top to bottom.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Programming Practices
  3. The ValueObject Pattern
  4. The Factory Pattern
  5. The Singleton Pattern
  6. The Registry Pattern
  7. The MockObject Pattern
  8. The Strategy Pattern
  9. The Iterator Pattern
  10. The Observer Pattern
  11. The Specification Pattern
  12. The Proxy Pattern
  13. The Decorator Pattern
  14. The Adapter Pattern
  15. The ActiveRecord Pattern
  16. The TableDataGateway Pattern
  17. The DataMapper Pattern
  18. The Model-View-Controller Pattern
  19. Conclusion

Resource Specifications
Platform(s): Linux, Windows, Mac OS
Database(s) MYSQL, SQ
Version: 0
File Size: < 100KB
Date Added: 2007-09-05
Last Updated: 2007-11-30

License Information
License Type: Commercial
License Information: Written by Jason E. Sweat, Technical review by Marcus Baker
Price: 43.49 USD

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