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Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide, Third Edition Released

Posted by on February 12, 2015

Zend Certification Guide, Third EditionAn all new, expanded edition of the Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide is now available. Purchase a printed book for $35 plus get a free digital edition. You can also buy the digital only edition for $22. We provide our digital books in DRM-free PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats.

This edition adds three new chapters and over 80 pages of new content, and covers new features added in PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6, including namespaces, traits, variadics, generators, closures, and callbacks. The book is updated to provide a discussion of modern best practices when dealing with PHP variables and types, arrays, strings, databases, object-oriented programming and patterns, web security, XML, web services, and more.

Revised by PHP professional and Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer Davey Shafik, this edition is sure to be both a useful study guide and a go-to reference for PHP programmers everywhere.

Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.
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I bought this book one months ago via Amazon. There few typos and I regret the last chapter about Soap doesn’t provide much about WSDL based web services, e.g. Secured Soap. I also haven’t been show any digital copy.
One last reproach would be concerning Mock Exams.. A url or a last appendix with typical questions, that would be the very top refinement for this excellent book.
Thank you for that great book

Heather White on
March 27th, 2015 at 8:58 am

Thank you Christophe for the review. I did want to point out that you only receive the digital copy of the book when you buy directly from php[architect].

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