Jump Start PHP
Many entry level PHP developers want a quick path to glory, a shortcut to "knowing PHP." Too many books and tutorials go straight into a pre-made, awful environment that just wants you to code, with no regard for security, version control, or other absolutely essential practices. This book is aimed at the absolute beginner who wants to start learning PHP, but aims to set you up with a thorough understanding of what makes for a good, modern, adaptable PHP environment before you start diving into PHP itself.
Get a Jump Start on PHP today! PHP is a key server-side technology in web development, enabling you to quickly and simply develop interactive, usable and engaging websites and applications. In just one weekend with this SitePoint book, you'll learn how to: * Install all of the software you need to begin developing PHP applications * Understand PHP functions and syntax * Build a complete, working PHP application from scratch: a simple social networking app Plus you'll discover how to use modern techniques such as MVC and REST