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Build Seven Good Object-Oriented Habits in PHP

Nov 02, 2008, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan A. Good)

[ Thanks to jmalasko for this link. ]

"In the early days of PHP programming, PHP code was limited to being procedural in nature. Procedural code is characterized by the use of procedures for the building blocks of the application. Procedures offer a certain level of reuse by allowing procedures to be called by other procedures.

"However, without object-oriented language constructs, a programmer can still introduce OO characteristics into PHP code. It's a tad more difficult and can make the code more difficult to read because it's mixing paradigms (procedural language with pseudo-OO design). OO constructs in PHP code -- such as the ability to define and use classes, the ability to build relationships between classes that use inheritance, and the ability to define interfaces -- make it much easier to build code that adheres to good OO practices."

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