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PHP in Action: Objects, Design, Agility by Chris Shiflett, Marcus Baker, Dagfinn Reiersol

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Chapter 1. PHP and modern software development

1.1 How PHP can help you 4
1.2 Languages, principles, and patterns 10
1.3 Summary 17

A cartoon depicts a man in a business suit, apparently a doctor, talking on the telephone: “Yes, Mr. Jones, acupuncture may work for a while. Any quack treatment may work for a while. But only scientific medical practice can keep a person alive forever.”[1]

1 This is quoted from memory. I saw this cartoon years ago in the office of a colleague and have not seen it since.

This absurd and arrogant statement is obviously not likely to convince the patient. And yet, if we ignore the bizarre specifics, we can see that the fictitious doctor is at least addressing an important issue: the importance of keeping long-term ...

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