Wednesday, February 24, 2010
E-commerce in PHP
I recently had a chance to sit down with a workplace friend of mine who specialises in writing UI applications. I really don't spend a lot of time in that workspace, so I was happy to listen to what my friend had to say about current trends in UI authoring. The discussion was mostly about the right parts to use in building a corporate portal, but I was shocked when my informed friend told me a great amount of the high-volume online work is actually backed by PHP and C.
Everybody likes PHP, right? Mostly I thought of it as a hobbyist's language, though. Clearly, I have some learning to do about the things making today's cash registers ring.
Luckily, Packt Publishing has just the title to help enlighten me. It's called "PHP 5 e-Commerce Development". I started with the free sample chapter, which can be found here.
The table of contents looks promising, so I hope to get some good insites from this book. Watch this space for a review soon.