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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 2. Planning and Developing the Core Framework

Now that we know exactly what we are going to do in this book, and why we are going to do it, we can start building our social networking site. To ensure a speedy development process, we are going to invest some time in this chapter to carefully plan and develop a micro-framework, which will take the hassle out of many common development tasks. This will be a small, light-weight framework, as our focus is on social networking, and the purpose of the framework is purely to help us do this.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • About some common design and architectural patterns that solve common programming problems, including:
    • MVC: The Model-View-Controller architecture
    • The Registry pattern
    • The Factory ...

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