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Section 1: PHP and PHP-Related Documentation and Manuals

Within the PHP and Related Documentation and Manuals section you'll find annotated links to official sources for PHP documentation and manuals in a variety of formats for use online, to download, integrated within your applications, and more, along with PEAR documentation and manuals and related documentation, such as Smarty Template Engine documentation. There's plenty of PHP help here for PHP programming within the official documentation.

Know of some great PHP help, PHP programming tutorials, tips, tools, documentation, manuals, software, tools, Web sites, books, or other PHP resources? Recommendations are welcome and appreciated!

Books on PHP
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  •  Cover - PHP Functions - Essential Reference, by Zak Greant, Graeme Merrall, Torben Wilson, Brett Michlitsch. Pub: Sams Publishing - info. 
  • Programming PHP, by Rasmus Lerdorf, Kevin Tatroe. Pub: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1st ed (March 2002).
  •  Advanced PHP Programming, by George Schlossnagle. Sams (2-20-2004) 
  •  Cover - Learning PHP 5, by David Sklar. O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1st ed (July 2004). 

Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books, Software section!

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