PHP Beyond the Web

  • Rob Aley

Table of contents

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About this book


Use your existing web-based PHP skills to write all types of software: CLI scripts, desktop software, network servers, and more. This book gives you the tools, techniques, and background necessary to write just about any type of software you can think of, using the PHP you know.

PHP Beyond the Web shows you how to take your knowledge of PHP development for the web and utilise it with a much wider range of software systems. Enjoy the benefits of PHP after reading this book: save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones; save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language; and make money by providing your clients a full-stack service (not just websites).

PHP is no longer just a great scripting language for websites, it's now a powerful general-purpose programming language. Expand your use of PHP into your back-end systems, server software, data processing services, desktop interfaces, and more.

You will:

  • Write interactive shell scripts
  • Work with system daemons
  • Write desktop software
  • Build network servers
  • Interface with electronics using PHP and the Raspberry Pi
  • Manage performance, deployment, licensing, and system interaction
  • Discover the software tools for development and get other great sources of technical information and help


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Authors and affiliations

  • Rob Aley
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  1. 1.OxfordUnited Kingdom

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