The third edition of the popular "Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide", edited and produced by php architect], provides the most comprehensive and thorough preparation tool for developers who wish to take the exam. Zend Certification is an industry-recognized benchmark used to validate PHP expertise while indicating a developer's commitment to mastering the craft and being a professional programmer. This edition adds three new chapters and over 80 pages of new content, and covers new features added in PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6, including namespaces, traits, variadics, generators, closures, and callbacks. The book is updated to provide a discussion of modern best practices when dealing with PHP variables and types, arrays, strings, databases, object-oriented programming and patterns, web security, XML, web services, and more. Revised by PHP professional and Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer Davey Shafik, this edition is sure to be both a useful study guide and a go-to reference for PHP programmers everywhere.
Davey Shafik is a full-time developer with over 14 years of experience in PHP and related technologies. He is a Community Engineer at Engine Yard and has written three books, numerous articles, and spoken at conferences the world over. He's also written "PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code", and is the creator of PHP Archive (PHAR) for PHP 5.3. Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative (prompt.engineyard.com), dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.