Life of a web developer

February 4, 2011

External: Book Review – PHP 5 Social Networking

Filed under: External, Reviews — Ole Aass @ 9:21 am

I just read a very good review article by Chris Hartjes on the book PHP 5 Social Networking. It’s on point, not to long and it’s reveals just enough to trigger the interest for the book. No spoiler alert what so ever 😛

It’s also rare to find a book that teaches you something while you are actually building something. If you were to actually sit down and type in every single code example, my guess is that you would have 90% of a completely working site. Building upon all that stuff you’ve learned by following the book along, it seems to me it would be easy to get it to 100%.

Just look at the sort of stuff you learn about:

  • the Model-View-Controller pattern
  • creating effective templates
  • proper use of a registry object
  • planning of relationships between data (along with use of binded parameters in your DB queries via PDO
  • post-coding tasks like deployment and figuring out how to get data from development into production

Check out the original article here:



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