Book announcement: Enterprise PHP Development

December 27th, 2007 by Ivo

I am happy to announce that I've just signed a contract with PHP|Architect to write the book 'Enterprise PHP Development'.

It will be one of the first books about PHP that will not cover PHP code. It is loosely based on my 'enterprise PHP development' talk at the Zend UK Business Conference last year. It will cover the entire development lifecycle of a software project, but targeted at PHP development teams. From project management to test driven development and from architecture and design to release management. I will try to cover anything a development team needs to take their development efforts to the next level.

I'm planning to deliver a first version of the book in March, so I hope it will be released in the first half of 2008.

I'm currently working on the rough outline and writing the first chapters. I welcome any input from my blog readers. If there's any topic that you think should be covered in a book about professional PHP development, post your ideas below in the comments. Also, I will be looking for one or two case studies: companies that are already applying PHP in a professional context, and that have moved well beyond the 'scripting stadium'. If you work at such a company and are interested to work with me on a case study, let me know.

14 Responses to “Book announcement: Enterprise PHP Development”

  1. December 27, 2007 at 6:16 pm, Michelangelo van Dam said:

    Hey Ivo,

    Sounds like a great project ! This will probably elevate PHP even more within the Enterprise market, which is also good news for me.

    Keep me informed on your progress with this book and if you need some feedback on particular topics, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Keep up the good job,

    Michelangelo van Dam

  2. December 27, 2007 at 6:26 pm, felixdv said:

    Nice initiative! There aren’t much books in that area, so any work done on such a topic is welcome!

    I’m backing up Mike here for the feedback part, as most of the tools and practices described in your ‘enterprise php development’ talk are used where I work.


  3. December 27, 2007 at 8:32 pm, Andries Seutens said:

    Hey Ivo,

    Congratulations! This sounds very promising!

    Topics I’d like to see covered:

    - gathering requirements
    - business modeling
    - agile processes
    - deployment & release
    - configuration and change management

  4. December 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm, Kaloyan K. Tsvetkov said:

    That’s a fine idea indeed.

  5. December 28, 2007 at 10:50 am, Roger Kristiansen said:

    Congratulations Ivo, looking forward to reading it!

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  7. December 28, 2007 at 3:12 pm, Chris Cornutt said:

    Congrats! It’s a great topic to cover – I know it’ll help fill a niche that the PHP book world has been lacking in for a while now.

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  10. December 29, 2007 at 3:35 am, Matthew Turland said:

    I’d imagine test-driven development will cover unit, regression, and system testing and release management will include version control. In addition to that, I’d recommend post-requirements gathering documentation such as design documents, API documentation using phpDoc, reference documentation (possibly using DocBook), etc. Sounds like a great topic, I look forward to seeing the book’s release.

  11. December 30, 2007 at 6:45 pm, Stephan said:

    I think it’s about time for more “PHP in the Enterprise” books. I definitely will look forward to reading it when it comes out. My suggestions are to keep it at “PHP in the Enterprise” and not digress into common development aspects such as requirements gathering and design documents. I would assume a large part of the audience will be people coming from other enterprise languages curious to see how PHP will stack up against their favorite language. Such as how PHP can handle the MVC pattern, data abstraction, web services, factory pattern, etc. I know those where many of my initial questions when I came from Java and started working with PHP.

  12. January 20, 2008 at 11:19 am, » Blog Archive » Speaking at the London PHP Conference said:

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  14. April 01, 2009 at 11:07 am, Deepak said:

    Hey Ivo,

    Congratulations! This sounds very great!