PHP 5 OOP book

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I'm looking for a book that explains OO programming in PHP5. I'm not
new to PHP or programming so it should be pretty advanced. I've been
looking to different PHP books but none of them were quite like what
I'm looking for. Can anyone recommend one? PHP5+OOP!


Re: PHP 5 OOP book

Hi Jay --

I might suggest starting with "Head First Design Patterns" by Elizabeth
and Eric Freeman (ISBN 0596007124) and following that with "PHP 5
Objects, Patterns, and Practice" by Matt Zandstra (ISBN 1590593804).
The former offers a solid foundation in classic "Gang of Four" object
oriented design patterns (the examples are in Java, it's still pretty
easy to follow along).  The latter makes reference to these patterns
but uses PHP 5 as its reference language.  Although Zandstra makes a
good effort to explain design patterns in his book, the Freeman text
is, in my opinion, much easier to read and learn from initially.

Just my two cents.  :)


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