Books and Courses


Mezzio Essentials

Mezzio Essentials teaches the fundamentals of PHP’s leading development framework, the fundamentals that you need to know so that you can begin building applications right away. It’s a practical, hands-on approach which shows you enough of how Mezzio is put together as well as how to use it, while not getting lost in things that aren’t generally necessary.

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Zend Framework 2 Foundations

Want to get started the right way with Zend Framework 2? This book gives you the best start by focusing on the key information you need to know. From views, controllers, actions, modules, and configuration, to the key patterns which underpin Zend Framework 2. This book gets you off to the right start, with a tight focus on what you need to know, packed with best-practices and hands-on tips.

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Mezzio: Getting Started

Length: 2 hours, 46 minutes / Level: Beginner

Getting up and running with PHP’s Mezzio framework doesn’t need to be a daunting task. In this course, Mezzio: Getting Started, you’ll learn how to build applications using the Mezzio framework for PHP. First, you’ll get set up and ready to go with the tools that you need. Next, you’ll get an overview of the framework’s core concepts and components. Finally, you’ll learn how to build an increasingly sophisticated application using the framework. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Mezzio framework needed to build powerful and robust web-based applications.

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Zend Db Deep Dive

Length: 2 hours, 4 minutes / Level: Intermediate

SQL is an essential skill in developing modern web applications. This course will teach you how to generate SQL for manipulating schemas and extracting data in an object-oriented, nearly hassle-free manner using the Zend\Db library.

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Zend Framework 2: The Basics

Length: 128 minutes / Level: Intermediate

Time to up-skill? Look no further than Zend Framework 2. This course explores PHP’s flagship framework in a way that suits all PHP developers. Maybe you’re an old hand with the likes of Laravel, FuelPHP, Symfony 2, or Kohana. Or maybe you’re currently building web apps without a PHP or MVC framework.

In this course, you’ll learn the essential features of Zend Framework 2. And by the time you’re done, you’ll be putting them to work in your professional and pet projects.

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Get Started With PhpStorm

Length: 13 Minutes / Level: Beginner

Codebases are becoming ever larger and ever more sophisticated. This leads to greater demands on us, as developers, both to familiarize ourselves with codebases and to be efficient with them. PhpStorm dramatically reduces these demands by providing a large array of features, such as code navigation, intelligent code completion, refactoring, and more. In this course, for Envato Tuts+, you get a rapid introduction to PhpStorm and some of the key features which it offers.

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First Look at SlimPHP

Length: 11 minutes / Level: Beginner

SlimPHP is an excellent framework for building micro applications in PHP, the kind of app that does one thing, and does it well. In this short course, you’ll:

As a result, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of how a SlimPHP app is put together, specifically configuring application settings, dependencies, and routes.

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Build a Static Site Generator Using SPL Iterators

Length: 26 minutes / Level: Intermediate

In PHP, we’re all familiar with the foreach, for, do-while, and while looping constructs, which help us quickly and easily iterate over data structures in our applications. But did you know that they’re just the tip of the iceberg, and that you can use these constructs in a much more powerful way?

In this course, for Envato Tuts+, you’ll get an introduction to SPL iterators, and learn how to create iterator classes which allow you to use the looping constructs to iterate over your data in a more powerful, more flexible, and more elegant way than you’ve done before. Along the way, you’ll build a simple static site generator which reads markdown from a filesystem directory listing and creates hydrated value objects which model the data they contain.

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