Pro PHP and jQuery, 2nd Edition

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Author: Keith Wald, Jason Lengstorf
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4842-1231-8
Pages: 370
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb

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Take advantage of the improved performance and reduced memory requirements of PHP version 7, and learn to utilize the new built-in PHP functions and features such as typed variable enforcement with declare(strict_types=1) and the new available data types, scalar type declarations for function arguments and return statements, constant arrays using define(), argument unpacking with the … operator, integer division with intdiv(), the null coalesce operator, the spaceship operator, new exception types, and improvements to existing features.
Pro PHP and jQuery, Second Edition is for intermediate level programmers interested in building web applications using jQuery and PHP. Updated for PHP version 7 and the latest version of jQuery, this book teaches some advanced PHP techniques and it shows you how to take your dynamic applications to the next level by adding a JavaScript layer using the jQuery framework and APIs.
After reading and using this book, you’ll come away having built a fully functional PHP and jQuery web application that you can reapply as a template for your own particular web application.
What you’ll learn

  • How to use PHP 7 to build a calendar application that allows users to post, view, edit, and delete events
  • How to use jQuery to allow the calendar app to be viewed and edited without requiring page refreshes using built-in Ajax functions
  • How to harness the power and versatility of PHP’s object-oriented programming style
  • How to apply the various forms of security available
  • How to use jQuery plug-in development patterns to create modular, reusable jQuery plug-ins.
  • How to employ jQuery effects, including fading elements, generating HTML markup on the fly, and creating modal windows

This book is intended for programmers who want to bridge the gap between front- and back-end programming. It does not cover HTML or CSS except where absolutely necessary, and it focuses on taking intermediate PHP developers to the next level while getting comfortable with Ajax and the power of jQuery.

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Table of Contents
1. Introducing jQuery in PHP
2. Common jQuery Actions and Methods
3. Object-Oriented Programming
4. Build an Events Calendar
5. Add Controls to Create, Edit, and Delete Events
6. Password Protecting Sensitive Actions and Areas
7. Enhancing the User Interface with jQuery
8. Editing the Calendar with Ajax and jQuery
9. Performing Form Validation with Regular Expressions
10. Extending jQuery