- Don t just learn PHP 7 follow a diverse range of practical knowledge to get started quickly
- Take advantage of PHP 7 s newest features and find out how to use them to solve real development challenges
- Put PHP to work for performance and scalability we ll show you how, you do it!
When it comes to modern web development, performance is everything. The latest version of PHP has been improvised and updated to make it easier to build for performance, improved engine execution, better memory usage, and a new and extended set of tools. If you re a web developer, what s not to love? This guide will show you how to make full use of PHP 7 with a range of practical projects that will not only teach you the principles, but also show you how to put them into practice. It will push and extend your skills, helping you to become a more confident and fluent PHP developer.
You ll find out how to build a social newsletter service, a simple blog with a search capability using Elasticsearch, as well as a chat application. We ll also show you how to create a RESTful web service, a database class to manage a shopping cart on an e-commerce site and how to build an asynchronous microservice architecture.
With further guidance on using reactive extensions in PHP, we re sure that you ll find everything you need to take full advantage of PHP 7. So dive in now!
What you will learn
- Build versatile projects using the newest features PHP 7 has to offer
- Learn how to use PHP 7 s event-driven asynchronous features
- Find out how to improve the performance of your code with effective techniques and design patterns
- Get to grips with backend development and find out how to optimize session handling
- Learn how to use the PHP 7 Abstract Syntax Tree to improve the quality of your code and make it more maintainable
- Find out how to build a RESTful web service
- Build your own asynchronous microservice
About the Author
Jose Palala has been working professionally with PHP for at least 8 years. He has experience working with PHP frameworks such as Eden PHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel and Zend.
He has worked for Philippine-based IT companies for at least 8 years, working on projects ranging from internal corporate systems and CMS websites. In his spare time, he regularly contributes back to the tech community in the Philippines.
Martin Helmich holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück. He works as a software architect and specializes in building distributed applications using web technologies and Microservice Architectures. Besides programming in Go, PHP, Python and Node.JS, he also builds infrastructures using configuration management tools like SaltStack and container technologies like Docker.
He is an open source enthusiast and likes to make fun of people who are not using Linux. In his free time, you'll probably find him coding on one of his open source pet projects, listening to music or reading science-fiction literature.
Table of Contents
- Create a User Profile System and use the Null Coalesce Operator
- Build a Database Class and Simple Shopping Cart
- Building a Social Newsletter Service
- Build a Simple Blog with Search Capability using Elasticsearch
- Creating a RESTful Web Service
- Building a Chat Application
- Building an Asynchronous Microservice Architecture
- Building a Parser and Interpreter for a Custom Language
- Reactive Extensions in PHP