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0.3. Other Resources

0.3.1. Web Sites

There is a tremendous amount of PHP reference material online. With everything from the annotated PHP manual to sites with periodic articles and tutorials, a fast Internet connection rivals a large bookshelf in PHP documentary usefulness. Here are some key sites:

The Annotated PHP Manual: http://www.php.net/manual/
Available in seventeen languages, this includes both official documentation of functions and language features as well as user-contributed comments.

PHP mailing lists: http://www.php.net/mailing-lists.php
There are many PHP mailing lists covering installation, programming, extending PHP, and various other topics. A read-only web interface to the mailing lists is at http://news.php.net/.

PHP Presentation archive: http://conf.php.net/
A collection of presentations on PHP given at various conferences.

PEAR: http://pear.php.net/
PEAR calls itself "a framework and distribution system for reuseable PHP components." You'll find lots of useful PHP classes and sample code there.

PHP.net: A Tourist's Guide: http://www.php.net/sites.php
This is a guide to the various web sites under the php.net umbrella.

PHP Knowledge Base: http://php.faqts.com/
Many questions and answers from the PHP community, as well as links to other resources.

PHP DevCenter: http://www.onlamp.com/php/
A collection of PHP articles and tutorials with a good mix of introductory and advanced topics.

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