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Summary:Assumptions about the knowledge of object orientation are false
Author:Carl Lee
Date:2012-03-21 13:27:49
Update:2012-03-21 14:46:48

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Carl Lee - 2012-03-21 13:51:58
Thank you very much for puting it out there. The fact that PHP developers "know" Object-Oriented programming is in fact an underestimation. And it hurts the developers - there is an assumption that everyone out there knows and uses object-orientation. That is why - in turn - there are so little modern books about programming PHP in an object-oriented fashion.
The reasoning behind it is clear - well, object-orientation should be a must by now, so there is no need to write/publish a book about it for beginners. Insead, let's print yet another book about agile!

That is why I've founded the web site Object-Oriened-PHP (

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Manuel Lemos - 2012-03-21 14:46:48 - In reply to message 1 from Carl Lee
You are right, ideally PHP developer should know OOP basics as the minimum knowledge to develop serious applications.

However, the fact is that PHP is extremely popular and many people arriving to the PHP world do not have a background in programming. So, a basic introduction to OOP concepts was needed.

Thanks for the complementary link.