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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Summary

In this chapter, we have discussed a number of best practice techniques for designing a framework to facilitate rapid development of our social networking website. This included the Model-View-Controller architectural design pattern, the Registry pattern, the Front Controller pattern, the Factory pattern, and we also discussed the Singleton pattern.

We also discussed a suitable directory structure for our social networking site to use, before building the core objects for our registry, and our front controller.

We now have a simple, lightweight framework that can help us rapidly develop the rest of our social networking site. In the next chapter, we will look at user registration, logging in, authentication (which will involve creating our ...

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