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Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming - PHP UK Conference 2017


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Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism, and Interfaces: whether you’ve been programming in PHP for years or are just starting your journey, these terms can be overwhelming even on a good day. Variables, conditionals, those all make sense. But this whole Object-Oriented thing is WAY more complicated. Not only that, people that already understand it act like it’s so easy and they talk right over the simple questions and never explain the basic concepts in a way that actually makes sense. In this session we’ll take you through real life examples of Object-Oriented terminology in a way that will make sense of all the mumbo jumbo and allow you to utilizing OOP immediately.

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Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming - PHP UK Conference 2017

  1. 1. Demystifying
 Object-Oriented Programming Download Files:
  2. 2. Why Object-Oriented? What’s wrong with procedural?
  3. 3. Terminology the single most important part for learning
  4. 4. PART 1: Terms Class properties methods Object Instance
  5. 5. PART 2: Terms Abstraction Encapsulation Scope
  6. 6. PART 3: Terms Polymorphism Inheritance Interface Abstract Class Traits
  7. 7. PART 4: Extra Features Static Methods Magic Methods Magic Constants Namespaces Type Declarations
  8. 8. Class Template or Blueprint Combination of Variables and Functions A template/blueprint that facilitates creation of objects. House Human (DNA) A set of program statements to do a certain task. Usually represents a noun, such as a person, place or thing. Includes properties (variables) and methods (functions)
  9. 9. Object Entity Created from the Class Consists of both data and procedures Instance of a class. In the real world object is a material thing that can be seen and touched. In OOP, object is a self-contained entity that consists of both data and procedures.
  10. 10. Instance Single occurrence of an object James Titcumb (@asgrim) There might be one or several objects, but an instance is a specific copy, to which you assign a reference Jim, Jimmy, Jamie, Jimbo
  11. 11. class User { //class
 private $name; //property
 public function getName() { //method
 echo $this->name; //current object property
 } $user1 = new User(); //first instance of object $user2 = new User(); //second instance of object
  12. 12. PART 2: Terms
  13. 13. Abstraction Hides all but the relevant data about an object in order to reduce complexity and increase efficiency. Use something without knowing inner workings Managing the complexity of the system existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures. consider something theoretically or separately from (something else). Use something like: care, computer
  14. 14. Encapsulation Binds together the data and functions that manipulate the data, and keeps both safe from outside interference and misuse. Properties Methods Helps you keep things together
  15. 15. Scope Controls who has access Public - everyone Protected - inherited classes Private - class itself, not children Restricting access to some of the object’s components (properties and methods), preventing unauthorized access.
  16. 16. LIVE CODING DEMO! Challenges: 1. Create a new class with properties and methods 2. Instantiate a new user with a different name and title 3. Throw an error because your access is too restricted.
  17. 17. class User {
 protected $name;
 protected $title;
 public function getFormattedSalutation() {
 return $this->getSalutation();
 protected function getSalutation() {
 return $this->title . " " . $this->name;
 public function getName() {
 return $this->name;
 public function setName($name) {
 $this->name = $name;
 public function getTitle() {
 return $this->title;
 public function setTitle($title) {
 $this->title = $title;
  18. 18. Creating / Using the object Instance $user = new User();
 $user->setName("Jane Smith");
 echo $user->getFormattedSalutation(); When the script is run, it will return: Ms Jane Smith
  19. 19. PART 3: Polymorphism D-R-Y
 Sharing Code
  20. 20. pol·y·mor·phism /ˌpälēˈmôrfizəm/ The condition of occurring in several different forms BIOLOGY GENETICS BIOCHEMISTRY COMPUTING Polymorphism describes a pattern in object oriented programming in which classes have different functionality while sharing a common interface
  21. 21. Terms Polymorphism Inheritance Interface Abstract Class Traits
  22. 22. Inheritance Pass information down Only a single source Subclass, parent and a child relationship, allows for reusability, extensibility. Additional code to an existing class without modifying it. Uses keyword “extends” NUTSHELL: create a new class based on an existing class with more data, create new objects based on this class
  23. 23. LIVE CODING DEMO! Challenge: Extend the User class for another type of user, such as our Developer example
  24. 24. Creating a child class class Developer extends User {
 public $skills = array(); //additional property public function getSalutation() {//override method
 return $this->title . " " . $this->name. ", Developer";
 public function getSkillsString(){ //additional method
 return implode(", ",$this->skills);
  25. 25. Using a child class $developer = new Developer();
 $developer->setName(”Jane Smith”);
 $developer->setTitle(“Ms”); echo $developer->getFormatedSalutation();
 echo "<br />”; $developer->skills = array("JavasScript", "HTML", "CSS");
 $developer->skills[] = “PHP"; echo $developer->getSkillsString();
  26. 26. When run, the script returns: Ms Jane Smith, Developer JavasScript, HTML, CSS, PHP
  27. 27. Interface Requirements for a particular TYPE of object TIPS: Multiple Interfaces may be implemented All methods are public May contain CONSTANT that cannot be overridden Interface, specifies which methods a class must implement. All methods in interface must be public. Multiple interfaces can be implemented by using comma separation Interface may contain a CONSTANT, but may not be overridden by implementing class
  28. 28. LIVE CODING DEMO! Challenge: 1. User implements UserInterface 2. Add additional interfaces for the Developer Class
  29. 29. interface UserInterface { public function getFormattedSalutation(); public function getName(); public function setName($name); public function getTitle(); public function setTitle($title); } class User implements UserInterface { … }
  30. 30. Abstract Class Mix between an interface and a class. Classes extending an abstract class must implement all of the abstract methods defined in the abstract class. It can define functionality as well as interface. abstract methods cannot be private because they are not a full method
  31. 31. LIVE CODING DEMO! Challenge: User extend abstractUser
  32. 32. abstract class User { //class public $name; //property public function getName() { //method
 echo $this->name;
 } abstract public function setName($name); //abstract method
 } class Developer extends User {
 public setName($name) { //implementing the method
  33. 33. Traits Horizontal Code Reuse Multiple traits may be used
  34. 34. LIVE CODING DEMO! Challenge: Add a trait to the User
  35. 35. Creating Traits trait Toolkit {
 public $tools = array();
 public function setTools($task) {
 switch ($task) {
 case “eat":
 $this->tools[] = 
 array("Spoon", "Fork", "Knife");
 public function showTools() {
 return implode(", ",$this->skills);
  36. 36. Using Traits class Developer extends User {
 use Toolkit;
 } $developer = new Developer();
 $developer->setName(”Jane Smith”);
 echo $developer;
 echo "<br />";
 echo $developer->showTools();
  37. 37. When run, the script returns: Ms Jane Smith Spoon, Fork, Knife
  38. 38. Part 3: Added Features Magic Methods Magic Constants Static Methods Namespaces Type Declarations
  39. 39. Magic Methods Setup just like any other method Magic because triggered and not called For more see
  40. 40. Magic Constants Predefined constants in PHP For more see
  41. 41. LIVE CODING DEMO! class User { … public function __construct($name, $title) {
 $this->name = $name;
 $this->title = $title;
 public function __toString() {
 return __CLASS__. “: “
 . $this->getFormattedSalutation();
 } } $user = new User("Jane Smith","Ms");
 echo $user; When the script is run, it will return the same result as before: User: Ms Jane Smith
  42. 42. Static Methods You do NOT have to instantiate an object first
  43. 43. LIVE CODING DEMO! public $encouragements = array(
 “You are beautiful!”,
 “You have this!”,
 public static function encourage()
 $int = rand(count($this->encouragements));
 return $this->encouragements[$int];
 } echo User::encourage(); When the script is run, it will return: You have this!
  44. 44. Namespaces Prevent Code Collision Help create a new layer of code encapsulation Keep properties from colliding between areas of your code Only classes, interfaces, functions and constants are affected Anything that does not have a namespace is considered in the Global namespace (namespace = "")
  45. 45. Namespaces Must be declared first (except 'declare) Can define multiple in the same file You can define that something be used in the "Global" namespace by enclosing a non-labeled namespace in {} brackets. Use namespaces from within other namespaces
  46. 46. namespace myUser; class User { //class public $name; //property public getName() { //method echo $this->name; } public function setName($name); } class Developer extends myUserUser { … }
  47. 47. Type Declarations PHP 5.4 Class/Interface, self, array, callable PHP 7 bool float int string
  48. 48. Type Declarations class Conference {
 public $title;
 private $attendees = array();
 public function addAttendee(User $person) {
 $this->attendees[] = $person;
 public function getAttendees(): array {
 foreach($this->attendees as $person) {
 $attendee_list[] = $person; 
 return $attendee_list;
  49. 49. Using Type Declarations $phpuk = new Conference();
 $phpuk->title = ”PHP UK Conference 2017”;
 echo implode(", “, $phpuk->getAttendees()); When the script is run, it will return the same result as before: Ms Jane Smith
  50. 50. Challenges 1. Define 2 “User” classes. Call both classes from the same file 2. Try defining types AND try accepting/returning the wrong types 3. Try another Magic Method language.oop5.magic.php 4. Add Magic Constants language.constants.predefined.php 5. Add and use a Static Method
  51. 51. Resources LeanPub: The Essentials of Object Oriented PHP Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
  52. 52. Presented by: Alena Holligan • Wife and Mother of 3 young children • PHP Teacher at Treehouse • Portland PHP User Group Leader
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