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Introduction

Once upon a time, a young CEO, who had just begun his own start-up company, met a young developer in order to start developing a brand new PHP-based general purpose booking system, a core product of the company itself. The CEO was coming from an exciting development experience with his own open-source PHP booking system. This, based on a procedural (though well-organized) framework and with a very low to no use of a good object-oriented architecture, had served its purpose for years with very few issues and excellent stability, even attracting unexpected money donations from the users community. The young CEO and ...

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