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PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming: Visual QuickPro Guide (3rd Edition) Paperback – Sep 13 2012

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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 3 edition (Sept. 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321832183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321832184
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 3 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 780 g
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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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There's something here to learn, but it is more of a hodge-podge of intermediate PHP topics rather than a structured introduction to OOP. This book should have been entitled "Intermediate PHP Topics".
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I own many books by Larry Ullman. As always, this one was as expected. Thanks Larry.
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HASH(0x9dfb9210) out of 5 stars Great for anyone wanting to learn OOP Nov. 1 2013
By CH3CH2OH - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read maybe 8 PHP books and perhaps 30 books on programming if I include other languages and this is one of the best books for my style of learning that I have read. I never read a book cover to cover, dong the exercises along the way. I rarely read the book in the correct chapter order also. I often use the book to try and quickly reference an answer to a question. The book is great for all that.

But more than the layout, the author has done a great job of selecting examples and explaining them. The pace is gentle without being slow or insulting and the explanations cover the "why", which is important for me personally.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with at least a rudimentary understanding of PHP that is looking to learn any of the things listed in the contents.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dfb7f54) out of 5 stars Only flaw is it doesn't go on forever! Aug. 25 2013
By Starry - Published on Amazon.com
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I was sad when I finished this book. This is probably the most readable programming book I ever read. Unlike a lot of technical authors, who don't have a clue how to explain things, Larry Ullman is very good at it. I like how he doesn't throw tons of unfamiliar terms at you. He explains each one. That was nice because when I read a book, I don't feel like Googling dozens of words. That interrupts my concentration.

This author cares so much about people understanding his books that he will PERSONALLY answer questions! If you go on his forum and post 50% of the time he's the one who answers (the rest of the time some other knowledgeable person beats him to it). What more could you want?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dfb906c) out of 5 stars Highly recommended! Almost doubled my salary with the knowledge in this book. July 10 2014
By danv100 - Published on Amazon.com
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Highly recommended! This book is a great syllabus to understanding Objected Oriented Programming in PHP. It is helping me with my job.

My background is in Graphic Design. I knew HTML, CSS, some JavaScript (with jQuery) and also read Ullman's PHP and MySQL (4th Edition) book before tackling this. I was able to get from a content management job to back end development using this book. I have almost doubled my salary!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dfb24bc) out of 5 stars The best book that takes you from the basic PHP skills to the real projects mastering April 7 2013
By East Coaster - Published on Amazon.com
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First: about the reader expectations:
This book should NOT be considered as the introductory course.
This book should NOT be considered as the in-depth coverage of all details for the topics.

This book is THE missing link between the introductory books, your real projects coding, and the more advanced books or documentations on the specific topics. The books covers various aspects of PHP technology and design patterns, each chapter contains enough data for the reader to start using the acquired skills for his-her projects. At the same time, the author provides with the references for further readings or to the related recourse sites.

If some one is expanding from Java world to PHP, it's the book that must be studied first before making any pilot coding: just get and PHP intro books, don't worry about cluttered coding cocktail that "straight forward" PHP script look like, get the Larry's book, go through all exercises and you'll be ready to go.
I am (of course, with the collection of PHP docs and code snippets links and few other PHP books that cover specific topics, which where not much use to me till I completed THIS book).
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HASH(0x9dfb24ec) out of 5 stars Best Coverage For Someone New to Objects in PHP July 6 2014
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This book is one of the best I have ever read on programming. I have easily read over 100 programming books (in different languages). My goal for this book was to get a solid understanding of oop in php. I have only been coding in php for about three months. I wish I bought this book first. The examples are all thoroughly explained - every line of code. For the stuff I already knew I was able to just read the example scripts, which are included in every chapter. I then went back and read every word of each chapter. Larry includes so much extra knowledge in the side bars and dispersed within the text of the sample descriptions. To my knowledge (I'm still a novice at oop in php) he described all of the necessary oop operators and in what context they are appropriate.

The non-oop specific chapters addressed so many of my "how do I do that" questions I had as well as showing me some things I hadn't even thought of. Using cURL, PHPUnit, the command line interface to php, the appdocumentor and my personal favorite Sessions were all covered to my satisfaction.

His support site for his books is like nothing I have ever seen in my early days as an application developer. For me it was: post a question or comment and one of the members of his forums would address it. Or, Larry himself would respond to the post! You can't ask for better support of a product. If I never write a single Class in php (highly unlikely now) I have already been able to use what I have learned in the book to use several of the classes included in php as well as using some 3rd-party Class tools.

Don't skip the sidebars in the book. In some cases they contain the most useful information.
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