Publications

I'm really happy to announce my new book The PHP Workshop has been published! 

I co-wrote this book along with a group of expert developers, it aims to get you up and running from scratch quickly in a no-nonsense approach.

It's now available on Amazon and Packt

Note: buying the print version also unlocks the online workshop and PDF/EPUB versions.

If you have purchased a print version go to https://courses.packtpub.com/pages/redeem to unlock the workshop, inside the workshop are links to downloads the PDF/EPUB version.

Key Features

  • Ideal for the PHP beginner who is getting started for the first time
  • Complete step-by-step exercises and open-ended activities to help build and reinforce key skills
  • Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
  • Use your physical copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition

Book Description

You already know you want to learn PHP 7, and a smarter way to learn PHP development is to learn by doing. The PHP Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can develop cutting-edge, high-performance web applications. It's ideal if you're looking to work with an existing application, or even develop your own side project with a PHP framework like Laravel. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The PHP Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding PHP development. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about third-party libraries. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical copy of The PHP Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your PHP guide.

Fast-paced and direct, The PHP Workshop is the ideal companion for PHP beginners. You'll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

What you will learn

  • Get to grips with fundamental concepts and conventions of PHP 7
  • Work with PHP MySQL databases and build dynamic applications
  • Learn how to compile logical errors and handle exceptions in your programs
  • Explore how PHP unit testing can help create a bug-free development process
  • Integrate third-party packages into your applications
  • Connect external web services to your applications with tools like Guzzle

Who this book is for

Workshops are ideal for foundational, entry-level developers who are learning something new.

It's now available on Amazon and Packt