Multi-Tier Application Programming with PHP

Practical Guide for Architects and Programmers


  • David Wall

While many architects use PHP for projects, they are often not aware of the power of PHP in creating enterprise-level applications. This book covers the latest version of PHP – version 5 -- and focuses on its capabilities within a multi-tier application framework. It contains numerous coding samples and commentaries on them. A chapter discusses object orientation in PHP as it applies to the multi-tier architecture and other chapters discuss HTTP and SOAP, the two communication protocols most useful in tying together multiple layers. There is also coverage of database design and query construction as well as information about tricks you can use in generating user interfaces.
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Programmers, developers, and software architects using PHP of interested in using it for projects.


Book information

  • Published: June 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-732350-3

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Designing a Multi-Tier Application in PHP3. Object-Orientation in PHP.4. HTTP in PHP.5. SOAP in PHP.6. The Accessor Layer: Setting Up the Back End.7. The Persistence Layer. 8. The Business Logic Layer9. The Presentation Layer10. The Elsewhere LayerAfterword