This chapter covered the gamut of PHP’s session-handling capabilities. You learned about many of the configuration directives used to define this behavior, in addition to the most commonly used functions that are used to incorporate this functionality into your applications. The chapter concluded with a real-world example of PHP’s user-defined session handlers, showing you how to turn a MySQL table into the session-storage media.
The next chapter addresses another advanced but highly useful topic: templating. Separating logic from presentation is a topic of constant discussion, as it should be; intermingling the two practically guarantees you a lifetime of application maintenance anguish. Yet actually achieving such separation seems to be a rare feat when it comes to Web applications. It doesn’t have to be this way!
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