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PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming: Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Larry Ullman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Readers can take their PHP skills to the next level with this fully revised and updated PHP Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide, Third Edition! Filled with fourteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by bestselling author and PHP programmer Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in real-world applications. The book teaches developing web applications using advanced PHP techniques and advanced database concepts, and this edition offers several chapters devoted to object-oriented programming and all-new chapters on debugging, testing, and performance and using the Zend framework. Author hosts a popular companion website at, where readers can freely download code used in the book, access a user forum and book updates, and get advice directly from the author.

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About the Author

Larry Ullman is a writer, Web and software developer, trainer, instructor, speaker, and consultant. He has written 22 books and numerous articles. His books have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide in more than 20 languages. As his readers, students, and co-workers can attest, Larry's strength is in translating geek into English: converting the technical and arcane into something comprehensible and useful.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 32007 KB
  • Print Length: 504 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 3 edition (13 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099RT7JA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #294,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Darek
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Book is great!

Just one thing...
Get a paper version, do not get Kindle edition.
Why? Because once you buy paper version, you get Kindle version for free (also including pdf and ePub version) - 2 for 1 hidden offer.

So please buy [paper version]:
PHP Advanced and Object-oriented Programming: Visual QuickPro Guide

and forget about [kindle edition]:
PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming: Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good 29 Mar. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book took my php skills to a new level. It's definitely not for the beginner php programmer as the author does assume you can do things like creating sql tables and that you have your own zend type server set-up.

Highly recommended.
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Format:Kindle Edition
I'm afraid that unless there's a compelling reason, I very quickly close any site or book which uses the spectacularly dull and much-loathed 'foo' and 'bar'. Yes, I know the etymology behind it, but it doesn't really help when you're trying to learn, and it often follows that unimaginative thinking leads to dull writing.

So, when Larry makes it clear in the first few pages that he's actively going to be avoiding these placeholders, then I thought we might be onto a winner, and we definitely are! I wish I'd discovered his books 3 years ago. The writing style is easy and followable with a smattering of wit - just enough to keep things light, but not so much as to distract.

The examples are very good too, although occasionally there's a bit of redundancy around setting up the skeleton page to hold the examples. One of the other reviewers didn't like the "two column" style, and occasionally it doesn't help, but overall it leads to a huge amount of saved space, meaning more examples can be packed into the book.

This book is definitely worth every penny and every well-deserved star.
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By RG.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book doesn't go into great depth/theory in most of the subjects it covers. But, it introduces you to some interesting topics and concepts. It’s easy to understand if you have some prior knowledge in programming. Covers PHP object orientated programming in a straightforward way and also covers design patterns, but the later not in great depth.
In conclusion this book is great to introduce some advanced subjects used in programming. As said on the back of the book it’s a great reference guide (and I would say a bit more than that) and will give you suggestions on how to pursue the topics covered in greater depth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful 25 Mar. 2013
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This book had some useful tips/techniques that I didn't already know even though I have been programming in PHP for a while now. Its definitely worth buying if your at a 'medium' level.
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This book is OK, but more intermediate than Advanced. And I'm not convinced it comes up to scratch with modern coding standards and practices.
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