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If you're using PHP 4, then chances are good that an upgrade to PHP 5 is in your future. The more you've heard about the exciting new features in PHP 5, the sooner that upgrade is probably going to be. Although an in-depth, soup-to-nuts reference guide to the language is good to have on hand, it's not the book an experienced PHP programmer needs to get started with the latest release. What you need is a lean and focused guide that answers your most pressing questions: what's new with the technology, what's different, and how do I make the best use of it? In other words, you need a copy of Upgrading to PHP 5.This book is targeted toward PHP developers who are already familiar with PHP 4. Rather than serve as a definitive guide to the entire language, the book zeroes in on PHP 5's new features, and covers these features definitively. You'll find a concise appraisal of the differences between PHP 4 and PHP 5, a detailed look at what's new in this latest version, and you'll see how PHP 5 improves on PHP 4 code. See PHP 4 and PHP 5 code side-by-side, to learn how the new features make it easier to solve common PHP problems. Each new feature is shown in code, helping you understand why it's there, when to use it, and how it's better than PHP 4. Short, sample programs are included throughout the book.Topics covered in Upgrading to PHP 5 include:

  • The new set of robust object-oriented programming features
  • An improved MySQL extension, supporting MySQL 4.1, prepared statements, and bound parameters
  • Completely rewritten support for XML: DOM, XSLT, SAX, and SimpleXML
  • Easy web services with SOAP
  • SQLite, an embedded database library bundled with PHP 5
  • Cleaner error handling with exceptions
  • Other new language features, such as iterators, streams, and more.
Upgrading to PHP 5 won't make you wade through information you've covered before. Written by Adam Trachtenberg, coauthor of the popular PHP Cookbook, this book will take you straight into the heart of all that's new in PHP 5. By the time you've finished, you'll know PHP 5 in practice as well as in theory.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for PHP 4 programmers, this book documents the new and updated features in version 5, and provides side-by-side code comparisons that illustrate what changes may need to be made to current code. Trachtenberg, who is a manager at eBay, describes PHP 5's expanded support for object-oriented programming, integrated suite of XML tools, new MySQL extension, introduction of iterators, and web services with SOAP.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book is targeted toward PHP developers who are already familiar with PHP 4. Rather than serve as a definitive guide to the entire language, the book zeroes in on PHP 5's new features, and covers these features definitively. You'll find a concise appraisal of the differences between PHP 4 and PHP 5, a detailed look at what's new in this latest version, and you'll see how PHP 5 improves on PHP 4 code. See PHP 4 and PHP 5 code side-by-side, to learn how the new features make it easier to solve common PHP problems. Each new feature is shown in code, helping you understand why it's there, when to use it, and how it's better than PHP 4. Short, sample programs are included throughout the book. Short, sample programs are included throughout the book. By the time you've finished, you'll know PHP 5 in practice as well as in theory.

Synopsis:

- Covers the newest release of PHP, version 5
- Written by the co-author of the popular PHP Cookbook
- Includes in-depth coverage of all the new features, plus advanced topics

About the Author

Adam Trachtenberg has an MBA from Columbia Business School. At business school, he focused on general management and operations, with an emphasis on the field of technology. Adam also has a BA from Columbia University. As an undergraduate, he majored in mathematics and his other studies included computer science and Chinese. Before returning to school, he co-founded and served as Vice President for Development at two companies, Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both firms, he led the front- and middle-end web site design and development, worked on corporate planning and strategy, and served as liaison between the product and marketing teams. During study breaks, Adam enjoys playing squash, reading fiction, and eating in New York City's many wonderful restaurants. He wishes he was a better at playing pool, knew the constellations, and was handy around the house.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Object-Oriented ProgrammingChapter 3: MySQLChapter 4: SQLiteChapter 5: XMLChapter 6: Iterators and SPLChapter 7: Error Handling and DebuggingChapter 8: Streams, Wrappers, and FiltersChapter 9: Other ExtensionsChapter 10: PHP 5 in ActionIntroduction to XMLAdditional New Features and Minor ChangesInstalling PHP 5 Alongside PHP 4Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596006365
Author:
Trachtenberg, Adam
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Object-oriented programming (computer science
Subject:
XML (Document markup language)
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Application software
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Subject:
MYSQL;MySQLi;PEAR;PHP;PHP 4;PHP 5;mysql;php;upgrading;web design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.81 in 1.05 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book is targeted toward PHP developers who are already familiar with PHP 4. Rather than serve as a definitive guide to the entire language, the book zeroes in on PHP 5's new features, and covers these features definitively. You'll find a concise appraisal of the differences between PHP 4 and PHP 5, a detailed look at what's new in this latest version, and you'll see how PHP 5 improves on PHP 4 code. See PHP 4 and PHP 5 code side-by-side, to learn how the new features make it easier to solve common PHP problems. Each new feature is shown in code, helping you understand why it's there, when to use it, and how it's better than PHP 4. Short, sample programs are included throughout the book. Short, sample programs are included throughout the book. By the time you've finished, you'll know PHP 5 in practice as well as in theory.
"Synopsis" by , - Covers the newest release of PHP, version 5
- Written by the co-author of the popular PHP Cookbook
- Includes in-depth coverage of all the new features, plus advanced topics
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