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In addition to namespaces, there are a number of coding frameworks that contain dozens of design patterns and solutions for many common coding problems and needs. For an in-depth survey of four open source frameworks, I recommend MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications with Drew Falkman. Another course that I will recommend as a supplement and extension to the design patterns chapter is Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design with Simon Allardice here in the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Offline, there are two books that are broadly considered as canonical sources of software design strategies. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, published by Addison-Wesley, and Code Complete, the 2nd edition, from Microsoft Press.

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In addition to namespaces, there are a number of coding frameworks that contain dozens of design patterns and solutions for many common coding problems and needs. For an in-depth survey of four open source frameworks, I recommend MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications with Drew Falkman. Another course that I will recommend as a supplement and extension to the design patterns chapter is Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design with Simon Allardice here in the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Offline, there are two books that are broadly considered as canonical sources of software design strategies. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, published by Addison-Wesley, and Code Complete, the 2nd edition, from Microsoft Press.

Finally, you may have noticed that one section the demonstration was not completed, the save method of the Address class. There are many different ways to approach this problem. You could write a simple SQL query, and just write the contents to a table within that method. But does that scale? I recommend researching Gateway patterns along with Object-relational mapping as a starting point.

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Object-Oriented Programming with PHP

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  1. 4m 10s
    1. Welcome
      39s
    2. Exercise files
      2m 16s
    3. What you should know
      1m 15s
  2. 7m 47s
    1. What is an object?
      2m 6s
    2. What is a class?
      2m 7s
    3. Why should you use object-oriented programming?
      2m 14s
    4. The history of object-oriented PHP
      1m 20s
  3. 16m 40s
    1. Defining a class
      2m 58s
    2. Defining class properties
      3m 26s
    3. Creating a method and exploring object context with $this
      2m 50s
    4. Instantiating an object and accessing its contents
      3m 19s
    5. Specifying the visibility scope
      4m 7s
  4. 15m 51s
    1. What is a magic method, and do I need one?
      2m 23s
    2. Overloading property access
      6m 37s
    3. Customizing object construction
      4m 34s
    4. Standardizing object rendering as a string
      2m 17s
  5. 20m 54s
    1. Using the static keyword
      3m 36s
    2. Leveraging scope resolution operators
      1m 10s
    3. Setting constant values
      2m 47s
    4. Implementing static methods
      5m 43s
    5. Creating a database class
      7m 38s
  6. 26m 19s
    1. Extending your class
      6m 8s
    2. Abstracting classes
      5m 57s
    3. Sharing interfaces using polymorphism
      4m 39s
    4. Overriding methods, properties, and constants
      3m 25s
    5. Cloning and comparing objects
      2m 51s
    6. Referencing objects
      3m 19s
  7. 14m 52s
    1. Leveraging standard class objects
      2m 42s
    2. Retrieving objects from the database
      5m 41s
    3. Error handling with exceptions
      2m 6s
    4. Customizing PHP exceptions
      4m 23s
  8. 8m 2s
    1. Identifying the singleton pattern
      1m 42s
    2. Using the factory method pattern
      1m 51s
    3. Implementing a strategy pattern
      4m 29s
  9. 2m 57s
    1. Looking forward to namespaces
      47s
    2. Next steps
      1m 6s
    3. Goodbye
      1m 4s

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