PHP OO tutorials

Best way to learn scripting / program is easy. Just write the code and see the result.

With the progress of OOP approach in field recently for our team make its ‘hard’ to adapt such change in mindset :

Procedural vs Object Oriented Programming

With case codeiginter,  we must learn the basic of OOP in PHP. Starting by dumping php4 and use php5 for production release.

Thanks to a lot of tutorial about OO in internet world, some of them are :

  1. Tutorialized
  2. Codewalkers
  3. Massassi
  4. KillerPHP, very good. With video too.
  5. Jobtensor 

I myself more familiar with book, as I can carry it whenever I want and read it in my bed. When I feel I like to practice I’ll dive to my laptop and try to code.

Some books ( I ordered some in Amazon ) are :

  1. PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice
  2. CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development

From amazon description :

CodeIgniter (CI) is a powerful open-source PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. CodeIgniter is an MVC framework, similar in some ways to the Rails framework for Ruby, and is designed to enable, not overwhelm.

This book explains how to work with CodeIgniter in a clear logical way. It is not a detailed guide to the syntax of CodeIgniter, but makes an ideal complement to the existing online CodeIgniter user guide, helping you grasp the bigger picture and bringing together many ideas to get your application development started as smoothly as possible.

  • Clear, structured tutorial on working with CodeIgniter
  • Careful explanation of the basic concepts of CodeIgniter and its MVC architecture
  • Using CodeIgniter with databases, HTML forms, files, images, sessions, and email
  • Building a dynamic website quickly and easily using CodeIgniter’s prepared code

Improve your PHP coding productivity with this guide to the powerful and popular CodeIgniter framework.

  • Setting up the CI package on your web server
  • Understanding the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern for organizing a dynamic website
  • Understanding the structure of a CI site
  • Designing better views and controllers
  • Object-oriented aspects of CI
  • Integrating databases such as MySQL and simplifying your database access
  • Making your site more robust and professional by using CI’s built-in classes
  • Creating and validating HTML forms with CI form helpers
  • Handling files, images, and sessions with CI
  • Sending email from CI
  • Using CI for testing your code with error handling, unit testing, benchmarking, and profiling
  • Getting an XML-RPC server and client working
  • Generating Create, Update, Delete, and Read (C.R.U.D) entries on each database table

This book steps you through the main features of CodeIgniter in a systematic way, explaining them clearly with illustrative code examples.

With some advanced ajax technique I get confuse in beginning when talk about ajax when Allan show his BambooInvoice.

Another book that in my wishlist (not ordered yet) is :

Learning jQuery: Better Interaction Design and Web Development with Simple JavaScript Techniques

The description very interesting :

jQuery is a powerful JavaScript library that can enhance your websites regardless of your background. In this book, creators of the popular jQuery learning resource,, share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine. For designers, jQuery leverages existing CSS and HTML skills, allowing you to dynamically find and change any aspect of a page. This book provides a gentle introduction to jQuery concepts, allowing you to add interactions and animations to your pages-even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled. For programmers, jQuery offers an open -source, standards-compliant, unobtrusive approach to writing complex JavaScript applications. This book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features, as well as provide you with a reference to the jQuery library to return to again and again. This book begins with a tutorial to jQuery, followed by an examination of common, real-world client-side problems, and solutions for each of them. A detailed reference rounds off the book, making it an invaluable resource for answers to all your jQuery questions. Who this book is written for This book is for web designers who want to create interactive elements for their designs, and for developers who want to create the best user interface for their web applications. The reader will need the basics of HTML and CSS, and should be comfortable with the syntax of JavaScript. No knowledge of jQuery is assumed, nor is experience with any other JavaScript libraries required.

For while I’ll use CI manual and tutorial I list in other posting.

Keep learn and learn 🙂