Modern PHP is my next endeavor toward the same goal. This book is not a reference manual. Nope. This book is a friendly and fun conversation between you and me. I’ll introduce you to the modern PHP programming language. I’ll show you the latest PHP techniques that I use every day at work and on my open source projects. And I’ll help you use the latest coding standards so you can share your PHP components and libraries with the PHP community.
Part I demonstrates new PHP features like namespaces, generators, and traits. It introduces you to the modern PHP language, and it exposes you to features you may not have known about until now.
Part II explores good practices that you should implement in your PHP applications. Have you heard the term PSR, but you’re not entirely sure what it is or how to use it? Do you want to learn how to sanitize user input and use safe database queries? This chapter is for you.
Part III is more technical than the first two parts. It demonstrates how to deploy, tune, test, and profile PHP applications. We dive into deployment strategies with Capistrano. We talk about testing tools like PHPUnit and Travis CI. And we explore how to tune PHP so it performs as well as possible for your application.
Appendix A provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring PHP-FPM on your machine.
Appendix B explains how to build a local development environment that closely matches your production server. We explore Vagrant, Puppet, Chef, and alternative tools to help you get started quickly