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PHP.net: A Tourist's Guide

Everyone knows the php.net site. All of us went there sooner or later,and will keep going back there. This is the central reference point for PHPusers, and there is a wealth of information there. Not all of it is obvious.Come with me, I'll show you.

php.net: Main Website

This is the primary web site. The front page is where major news is published:new PHP versions, security updates, and new projects launched. This site isalso mirrored in dozens of countries worldwide.

This is the home of the download page, foreveryone to get the latest version of the PHP source code and binariesfor Windows. The current and next-to-current versions are available there.(There is also a PHP Museum, which hasall of the source distributions since June 1996.)

The next most visited section is the documentation.The documentation is translated into twelve different languages, and isavailable in a variety of different formats.Users are able to read notes on the documentation left by other users, andcontribute their own notes. The documentation is a real community projectby itself!

The support page has all the directions to a wealthof resources both inside and outside of PHP.net. The community has built a hugenetwork of knowledge bases, PHP user groups, and training sessions where anyonecan have his or her questions answered. Non-English-speaking users also get alarge share of attention.

Now, buckle up your seat belt, and stop smoking. Here are the no-light streets:

talks.php.net: Conference Materials

This is where speakers at various PHP-related conferences keep their slides.It covers all sorts of topics, from the famous 'Rasmus' introduction to PHP tothe latest 'PHP system administration', through PEAR and advanced topics. Allthose slides are available within the PHP slide application.

news.php.net:Mailing Lists Web and NNTP Interface

news.php.net is the web interface to the PHP mailing lists. If you're notsubscribed to the mailing lists, but you still want to keep in touch regularly,this is your place. An infinite pile of fresh news and trends of PHP. You canalso point your news reader at the NNTP server at news.php.net to follow thelists.

pear.php.net:The PHP Extension and Application Repository

PEAR is the next revolution in PHP. This repository is bringing higher levelprogramming to PHP. PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusablePHP components. It eases installation by bringing an automated wizard, andpacking the strength and experience of PHP users into a nicely organised OOPlibrary.

pecl.php.net:The PHP Extension Community Library

PECL is a repository for PHP Extensions, providing a directory of all known extensions and hosting facilities for downloading and development of PHP extensions.
The packaging and distribution system used by PECL is shared with its sister, PEAR.

bugs.php.net: Bug Database

The bug database is where you can bring problems with PHP to the attention ofdevelopers (but don't forget to double-check that somebody else hasn't alreadyreported the same problem!).

doc.php.net: Documentation Tools

This page provides set of useful tools for PHP Manual translatorsand contributors.

edit.php.net: PhD Online Editor

PhD O.E. is an online documentation editor. Its a great tool for users that are looking for a way to get intocontributing to PHP.net. Anonymous users can submit patches through the editor, while karma holders can approveand commit changes directly from the editor.

docs.php.net: Documentation dev server

The documentation developmental server is a PHP mirror that contains upcoming releases of the PHP documentation before it's pushed out to the mirrors. Documentation changes, such as layout, is tested here (with feedback requested) before being made official. Documentation is built here four times a day.

qa.php.net: Quality Assurance Team

The Quality Assurance team is one of the most important pieces of the PHPproject, protecting users from bugs. It is gathered around the QA mailing list,and this site allows anyone to provide tests and experience to the releaseprocess.

git.php.net: Git Repository

The PHP project is organized with a Git server, and this website is the webinterface to it. There you can browse the history (and latest versions) of thesource code for all of the PHP projects. For example, thephp-src module isthe repository for the source code to the latest version of PHP itself.Checking out the source code can be done anonymously.

The Git repository is also mirrored onGitHub, for those who wouldprefer to use GitHub's interface.

Using OpenGrok is another option to view thesource code, and it offers additional features like search and cross referencing.

svn.php.net: Archived SVN Repository

The PHP project used to be organized under the SVN revision control system, butmigrated to Git (see above) in March 2012.The old SVN repository is archived here for posterity, however it's still used fori.e. documentation files.

gtk.php.net: PHP-GTK

This web site is the home of the PHP-GTK project, which allows PHP to beused to build graphical interfaces, with slick interface and highlyinteractive content. You'll find the downloads and docs here,and the latest news from the project.

gcov.php.net: Test and Code Coverage analysis

This site is dedicated to automatic PHP code coverage testing. On a regular basis current Git snapshots are being build and tested on this machine. After all tests are done the results are visualized along with a code coverage analysis.

wiki.php.net: The PHP Wiki

Home of the official PHP wiki, this site contains information related to php.net likeRFCs, GSOC information, and TODO files. Most every aspect of the PHP projecthas a wiki section and everyone is able to apply for wiki commit access.

people.php.net: The PHP Developers Profiles

A list of the developers behind PHP along with quick profiles for each of them.

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