Build a dynamic social networking website using Packt's new PHP 5 book

November 2010 | Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce PHP 5 Social Networking, a new book that will help readers to create a powerful and dynamic social networking website in PHP by building a flexible framework. Written by Michael Peacock, this book will allow readers to connect and communicate with each other using communication with friends list, flexible user profiles, messages, discussions, and much more.

PHP is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development, to produce dynamic web pages. This free software, which can be easily embedded into HTML, generally runs on a web server that needs to be configured to process PHP code and create content from it. Furthermore, PHP has evolved to include a command line interface capability and can also be used in standalone graphical applications.

PHP 5 Social Networking will teach users to create, maintain, and extend a powerful social network site by allowing them to create their own flexible social networking framework, customizing their profile, sharing information, communicating, and interacting with one another. Additionally, this book provides useful supplementary information such as marketing the Social Network through Search Engine Optimization along with methods to deal with large amounts of traffic through scaling.

Using this book, developers will learn to plan, build, and extend a flexible light-weight PHP Social Networking framework by implementing a style of the Model-View-Controller architectural design pattern. Furthermore, this book will enable developers to manage core functionality with the Registry design pattern, initiate a registration and authentication process, allow users to post content on each other’s profiles, protect their Social Network from spam, and keep and maintain regular backups of their site.

A fast-paced tutorial packed with real-world code and focusing on creating a flexible Social Networking website using PHP, this book is ideal for PHP developers, who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of Social Networking concepts. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/php-create-powerful-dynamic-social-networking-website/book


PHP 5 Social Networking
 Create a powerful and dynamic Social Networking website in PHP by building a flexible framework

For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/php-create-powerful-dynamic-social-networking-website/book

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