English | 16 Jan. 2017 | ISBN: 1484224809 | 206 Pages | PDF | 2.21 MB
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.
What You'll Learn
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
Who This Book Is For
Experienced PHP programmers or experienced programmers interested in leveraging PHP outside the web development context.