Mastering PHP Design Patterns

Develop robust and reusable code using a multitude of design patterns for PHP 7

Mastering PHP Design Patterns

Junade Ali

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Develop robust and reusable code using a multitude of design patterns for PHP 7
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Book Details

ISBN 139781785887130
Paperback270 pages

Book Description

Design patterns are a clever way to solve common architectural issues that arise during software development. With an increase in demand for enhanced programming techniques and the versatile nature of PHP, a deep understanding of PHP design patterns is critical to achieve efficiency while coding.

This comprehensive guide will show you how to achieve better organization structure over your code through learning common methodologies to solve architectural problems. You’ll also learn about the new functionalities that PHP 7 has to offer.

Starting with a brief introduction to design patterns, you quickly dive deep into the three main architectural patterns: Creational, Behavioral, and Structural popularly known as the Gang of Four patterns. Over the course of the book, you will get a deep understanding of object creation mechanisms, advanced techniques that address issues concerned with linking objects together, and improved methods to access your code.

You will also learn about Anti-Patterns and the best methodologies to adopt when building a PHP 7 application. With a concluding chapter on best practices, this book is a complete guide that will equip you to utilize design patterns in PHP 7 to achieve maximum productivity, ensuring an enhanced software development experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why "Good PHP Developer" Isnt an Oxymoron
Coding style - the PSR standards
Revising object-oriented programming
Setting up the environment with Composer
The Gang of Four (GoF)
Summary
Chapter 2: Anti-Patterns
Why anti-patterns matter
Not invented here syndrome
God objects
Environment variables in PHP source
Singletons (and why you should be using dependency injection)
Database as IPC
Auto-increment database IDs
Cronjob imitating service
Software in place of architecture
Interface Bloat
Cart before the horse
Separation of development and operations
Excessive separation of development responsibilities
Error suppression operator
Blind faith
Sequential coupling
The big rewrite
Tester-Driven Development
Bloated optimization
Uneducated manager syndrome
Wrong rocky foundations
Long methods
Magic numbers
Summary
Chapter 3: Creational Design Patterns
Software design process
Simple Factory
Factory Method
Abstract Factory pattern
Lazy initialization
Builder pattern
Prototype pattern
Summary
Chapter 4: Structural Design Patterns
Agile software architecture
Decorator
Adapter
FlyWeight
Composite
Bridge
Proxy pattern
Facade
Summary
Chapter 5: Behavioral Design Patterns
Personality traits for passionate programmers
Observer pattern (SplObserver/SplSubject)
Iterators
Generators
Template Method design pattern
Chain of Responsibility
Strategy design pattern
Specification design pattern
Scheduled Task pattern
Summary
Chapter 6: Architectural Patterns
Model-View-Controller (MVC)
Service-oriented architecture
Microservices
Asynchronous queueing
Summary
Chapter 7: Refactoring
What is refactoring?
Test, test, and test again
Code smells
What do I tell my manager?
Summary
Chapter 8: How to Write Better Code
Nature of a HTTP request
RESTful API design
When in doubt – KISS
Software development life cycle
On Scrum, and real Agility
You need to sack people sometimes
Lean project management
YAGNI and defering decisions
Monitoring
Tests fight legacy
Behavior-Driven Development
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize recurring problems in your code with Anti-Patterns
  • Uncover object creation mechanisms using Creational Patterns
  • Use Structural design patterns to easily access your code
  • Address common issues encountered when linking objects using the splObserver classes in PHP 7
  • Achieve a common style of coding with Architectural Patterns
  • Write reusable code for common MVC frameworks such as Zend, Laravel, and Symfony
  • Get to know the best practices associated with design patterns when used with PHP 7

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why "Good PHP Developer" Isnt an Oxymoron
Coding style - the PSR standards
Revising object-oriented programming
Setting up the environment with Composer
The Gang of Four (GoF)
Summary
Chapter 2: Anti-Patterns
Why anti-patterns matter
Not invented here syndrome
God objects
Environment variables in PHP source
Singletons (and why you should be using dependency injection)
Database as IPC
Auto-increment database IDs
Cronjob imitating service
Software in place of architecture
Interface Bloat
Cart before the horse
Separation of development and operations
Excessive separation of development responsibilities
Error suppression operator
Blind faith
Sequential coupling
The big rewrite
Tester-Driven Development
Bloated optimization
Uneducated manager syndrome
Wrong rocky foundations
Long methods
Magic numbers
Summary
Chapter 3: Creational Design Patterns
Software design process
Simple Factory
Factory Method
Abstract Factory pattern
Lazy initialization
Builder pattern
Prototype pattern
Summary
Chapter 4: Structural Design Patterns
Agile software architecture
Decorator
Adapter
FlyWeight
Composite
Bridge
Proxy pattern
Facade
Summary
Chapter 5: Behavioral Design Patterns
Personality traits for passionate programmers
Observer pattern (SplObserver/SplSubject)
Iterators
Generators
Template Method design pattern
Chain of Responsibility
Strategy design pattern
Specification design pattern
Scheduled Task pattern
Summary
Chapter 6: Architectural Patterns
Model-View-Controller (MVC)
Service-oriented architecture
Microservices
Asynchronous queueing
Summary
Chapter 7: Refactoring
What is refactoring?
Test, test, and test again
Code smells
What do I tell my manager?
Summary
Chapter 8: How to Write Better Code
Nature of a HTTP request
RESTful API design
When in doubt – KISS
Software development life cycle
On Scrum, and real Agility
You need to sack people sometimes
Lean project management
YAGNI and defering decisions
Monitoring
Tests fight legacy
Behavior-Driven Development
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785887130
Paperback270 pages
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