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Pro PHP MVC

Cover of Pro PHP MVC by Chris Pitt Published by Apress
  1. Titlepage
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction to MVC
    1. What Is MVC?
    2. Benefits of MVC
    3. Popular MVC Frameworks
    4. Design Patterns
    5. Creating Our Own Framework
    6. Goals
  10. Chapter 2: Foundation
    1. Goals
    2. Autoloading
    3. Exceptions
    4. Type Methods
    5. Metadata
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  11. Chapter 3: Base Class
    1. Goals
    2. Getters and Setters
    3. Magic Methods
    4. Adding Introspection
    5. Transparent Getters/Setters
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  12. Chapter 4: Configuration
    1. Goals
    2. Associative Arrays
    3. INI Files
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  13. Chapter 5: Caching
    1. Goals
    2. Performance Bottlenecks
    3. The Code
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  14. Chapter 6: Registry
    1. Goals
    2. Singleton
    3. Registry
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  15. Chapter 7: Routing
    1. Goals
    2. Defining Routes
    3. Route Classes
    4. Router Class
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  16. Chapter 8: Templates
    1. Goals
    2. Idea
    3. Alternatives
    4. Implementation
    5. Benefits
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  17. Chapter 9: Databases
    1. Goals
    2. Implementation
    3. Connectors
    4. Queries
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  18. Chapter 10: Models
    1. Goals
    2. Idea
    3. Implementation
    4. Building the SQL
    5. Modifying Records
    6. No Relation of Mine!
    7. Questions
    8. Answers
    9. Exercises
  19. Chapter 11: Testing
    1. Goals
    2. Unit Testing
    3. Test Class
    4. Cache
    5. Configuration
    6. Database
    7. Model
    8. Template
    9. Holy Code, Batman!
    10. Questions
    11. Answers
    12. Exercises
  20. Chapter 12: Structure
    1. Goals
    2. Database
    3. Folders
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
  21. Chapter 13: Bootstrapping
    1. Goals
    2. When a File Is Not a File…
    3. URL Rewriting
    4. Index.php
    5. Configuration
    6. Controller
    7. Questions
    8. Answers
    9. Exercises
  22. Chapter 14: Registration and Login
    1. Goals
    2. Shared Libraries
    3. User Model
    4. Registration
    5. Sessions
    6. Login
    7. Questions
    8. Answers
    9. Exercises
  23. Chapter 15: Search
    1. Goals
    2. Search
    3. Questions
    4. Answers
    5. Exercises
  24. Chapter 16: Settings
    1. Goals
    2. Validation
    3. Settings
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  25. Chapter 17: Sharing
    1. Goals
    2. Error Pages
    3. Friends
    4. Sharing
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  26. Chapter 18: Photos
    1. Goals
    2. How to Upload Files
    3. User Photos
    4. Showing Off, a Little
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  27. Chapter 19: Extending
    1. Goals
    2. Imagine
    3. Observer
    4. Synchronicity
    5. Code
    6. Events
    7. Plugins
    8. Questions
    9. Answers
    10. Exercises
  28. Chapter 20: Administration
    1. Goals
    2. What Is a CMS?
    3. Administrators
    4. Login
    5. Users
    6. Photos
    7. Questions
    8. Answers
    9. Exercises
  29. Chapter 21: Testing
    1. Goals
    2. Questions
    3. Answers
    4. Exercises
  30. Chapter 22: CodeIgniter: Bootstrapping
    1. Goals
    2. Why CodeIgniter?
    3. Why Not CodeIgniter?
    4. URL Rewriting
    5. Routes
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  31. Chapter 23: CodeIgniter: MVC
    1. Goals
    2. Differences
    3. Models
    4. Controllers
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  32. Chapter 24: CodeIgniter: Extending
    1. Goals
    2. File Uploads
    3. Third-Party Libraries
    4. Extending the Core
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  33. Chapter 25: CodeIgniter: Testing
    1. Goals
    2. Tools
    3. The Alternative
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  34. Chapter 26: Zend Framework: Bootstrapping
    1. Goals
    2. Why Zend Framework?
    3. Why Not Zend Framework?
    4. Getting Set Up
    5. Routes
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  35. Chapter 27: Zend Framework: MVC
    1. Goals
    2. The Differences
    3. Models
    4. Controllers
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  36. Chapter 28: Zend Framework: Extending
    1. Goals
    2. File Uploads
    3. Third-Party Libraries
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  37. Chapter 29: Zend Framework: Testing
    1. Goals
    2. Installing PEAR
    3. Installing PHPUnit
    4. Running the Tests
    5. Adding Tests
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
  38. Chapter 30: CakePHP: Bootstrapping
    1. Goals
    2. Why CakePHP?
    3. Why Not CakePHP?
    4. Getting Set Up
    5. Routes
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Exercises
  39. Chapter 31: CakePHP: MVC
    1. Goals
    2. What’s in a Model?
    3. Controllers
    4. Finishing Up
    5. Questions
    6. Answers
    7. Exercises
  40. Chapter 32: CakePHP: Extending
    1. Goals
    2. File Uploads
    3. Third-Party Libraries
    4. Questions
    5. Answers
    6. Exercises
  41. Chapter 33: CakePHP: Testing
    1. Goals
    2. Testing
    3. Questions
    4. Answers
    5. Exercises
  42. Appendix A: Setting Up a Web Server
    1. Goals
    2. Windows
    3. Linux
    4. MAC OS X
    5. You Passed, with Flying Colors!
  43. Index
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CHAPTER 19

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Extending

One of the biggest differentiators of popular frameworks is how easily they can be extended with third-party libraries. Up until now, all the classes we have developed have belonged either to the framework or to the application.

Goals

  • We need to understand how we can create our own libraries.
  • We need to understand how we can use libraries from other developers.
  • We need to understand what the Observer design pattern is and why it’s relevant to our application.
  • We need to build a means of listening for and emitting events within our applications.

Foxy

The first kind of library we will look at is the kind we create ourselves. ...

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