The IBM i Programmer’s Guide to PHP… second edition?

Yep!  PHP is still making strides on the IBM i and people are loving it.  But with the world’s premier book for PHP on the i Series developer now several years old it is time to update it.  So Jeff Olen and I have decided to start work on a second edition.  We will be making some changes but we will mostly be adding new content.  Lots of new content.  Here is a list of things that we’ve come up with.

  • Web services/Mobile
    • JSON
    • REST
    • Mobile interfaces and considerations
  • Language features in PHP 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 (It will probably be a while before 5.5 is available on the i but we still want to cover it, giving you even MORE value for your money)
  • SOLID principles
  • Expand OO
    • Basics
    • Advanced
  • Standards
    • PSR*
    • Autoloading
  • Beginning Test Driven Development
  • New Toolkit
  • Security

I’ve actually started writing one of the chapters this morning, BUT!  If you are an IBM i developer and there are topics that you would like to have covered we would love to hear from you.  You can either comment below or email me at [email protected] (Yes, I’ll share anything with Jeff 🙂 ).

4 Thoughts to “The IBM i Programmer’s Guide to PHP… second edition?”

  1. Hi, today i discover this site, and think is very interesant.
    Now i working like Senior Developer PHP, and think some items i like in that book.
    *Continuos integration
    *Xdebug, and Cache Grid or some like that
    *Patterns and antipatterns
    *how to make extensions to PHP
    *Tricks and tips 😉
    Javier Lopez Lopez

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