SitePoint Announces New Book Release On Programming in PHP Written Specially For PHP Developers

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Specialist online book publisher, SitePoint, has just launched a much anticipated educational resource for intermediate PHP developers, ‘PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code’. This book—in excess of 400 pages—aims to take web developers with some experience in programming in PHP to the next level.

Sitepoint Co-Founder Matt Mickiewicz

This innovative book... will explore the most effective PHP object oriented programming techniques, and ensure that all code is secure, and doing its job.

Professionals who work in website development understand that their environment is dynamic, with techniques and strategies being constantly refined and improved. For years, specialist online book publisher Sitepoint has delivered the very latest in educational resources for web designers. Its most recent release, ‘PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code,’ explores the topic of PHP object oriented programming.

“PHP is an open source scripting language that is extremely popular around the world and, notably, within the SitePoint community. As far back as 2007, it was known to be used on over 20 million websites worldwide,” SitePoint’s Co-founder, Matt Mickiewicz.

“We’ve added PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code to our resource bank in order to help PHP developers learn the best practices and effective techniques that will advance their PHP skills,” continues Matt.

The new book, co-authored by PHP aficionados Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik, and Matthew Turland, takes a multifaceted approach to programming in PHP with a focus on best practices, security, and functionality.

It has been written with intermediate PHP developers in mind, specifically those with development experience already using PHP.

‘PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code’ takes users step by step through progressive techniques, including:

> Using an object oriented programming blueprint to create professional, dynamic applications
> Implementing performance evaluation techniques for maximum site efficiency
> Testing methods for refining code and keeping applications watertight
> The latest security systems to protect sites against attacks and vulnerability
> Improving functionality with PHP libraries and APIs

“This innovative book, the latest in our resources for astute web developers, will explore the most effective PHP object oriented programming techniques, and ensure that all code is secure, and doing its job,” said Mr Mickiewicz.

More information on ‘PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code’ can be found at

About SitePoint is an online magazine and book publisher for professional web developers, freelancers and web design firms. The website reaches 2.0 million unique visitors per month. More information is available at

About Lorna Mitchell

Lorna Mitchell is a PHP consultant with a Masters in Electronic Engineering, and is based in Leeds, UK. She is a lead on the Joind.In open source project, an organizer of the PHPNW conference, and a prolific blogger and online magazine contributor.

About Davey Shafik

Davey Shafik is a developer from Central Florida with more than ten years’ experience in PHP and the LAMP stack, along with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He is an avid magazine writer, book author, conference speaker, and photographer.

About Matthew Turland

Matthew Turland is a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP 5 and the Zend Framework. He has been a technical editor for php | architect magazine, spoken at several conferences, served as an instructor for php | architect training courses.

'PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code’ can be accessed at


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