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Object-oriented programming in PHP

Object Oriented Programming (OOP for short) is a programming paradigm that brings significant simplification of development work.

The main advantages of OOP are the division of code into individual parts (objects and methods) that can be easily transferred between projects (abstraction and encapsulation) to build reusable applications. OOP also introduces new techniques such as inheritance and polymorphism for the first time.

This entire section of the site describes the benefits of OOP development in an extensive way. You will soon discover that although OOP has its problems too, it is actually the best methodology to build something if you care about code reusability and long-term support for applications you have already written.

Design patterns
If you've been programming for a long time, you've also noticed that much of the code and development principles are repeated over and over again. When it comes to closed logic problems, solving these parts of the application can be referred to as…
Series on OOP in PHP
This series will take you from the very basics (what is OOP) through all the main features and benefits of OOP, to advanced methods of how to use OOP. We'll demonstrate all the options using real-world examples.
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