Book : FuelPHP Application Development Blueprints
In April 2014, I was contacted by Packt Publishing to write a book about FuelPHP. They contacted me for several reasons : I used it for several years, I am a conference speaker on the subject, I have been part of the Novius OS core team, and trained various teams on the framework. Though I had a lot of ideas, I must say I hesitated for a long time as writing a book is a huge investment of time and energy. But since I had more spare time during that pediod, I figured that it was a good opportunity to see behind the scenes how a technical book is written (I always wondered). I signed the contract, and 9 months later, my book FuelPHP Application Development Blueprints was published!
What the book is about
FuelPHP is an open source framework that uses some of the most advanced features of PHP to allow you to build projects as easily and quickly as possible. It is gaining popularity with developers as you can build powerful, complex, and yet efficient applications with very little code.
This book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, improve, and publish functional and maintainable FuelPHP applications. We will go through a variety of topics such as MVC, ORM, scaffolding, packages, modules, and much more by building applications of increasing complexity. At the beginning of each chapter, we will specify the application we want to build, and then we will progressively implement it by learning new FuelPHP’s features along the way. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with FuelPHP and will be able to implement new projects all by yourself.
How the book is written
I have released the preface and the first chapter of the book for free. The idea of this chapter is to introduce you to the FuelPHP framework and its main concept. During this chapter, you will also build your first FuelPHP application. You can also read this chapter in the Tutorial: building your first FuelPHP application section of my website.
Where can you buy the book
You can buy the book on the Packt Publishing website, on Amazon, on BN.com and most internet book retailers.
Writing the book has been a wonderful journey. Though it was not always easy - writing books never is - this experience improved my writing skills as much as my technical skills. Again, a big thank you to my reviewers - Aravind Udayashankara, Kenji Suzuki, Márk Sági-Kazár, Ivan Đurđevac, Craig Hooghiem, and John Alder - who all did a wonderful job.