PEAR for PHP

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In our new regular ‘Clinical Clarity’ we aim to give you a quick and simple lay-man’s explanation of key terms you may come across when looking to get online, upgrade an ecommerce site or be looking for some business support. In this first episode we look at the accronym; PEAR.

PEAR for PHP is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. is short for “PHP Extension and Application Repository” and is pronounced just like the fruit. The purpose of PEAR is to provide ‘a structured library of open-sourced code for PHP users’, ‘system for code distribution and package maintenance’, ‘standard style for code written in PHP’, ‘the PHP Extension Community Library’.

Pear Group: The PEAR Group is the governing body of PEAR.
Site: http://pear.php.net/
Manual: http://pear.php.net/manual/
FAQ: http://pear.php.net/manual/en/faq.php
Support: http://pear.php.net/support
Pear Packages: http://pear.php.net/packages.php

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Phill Healey
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Phill has been designing and developing websites since 1986 in the early days of the web. As a self taught teenager, he built one of the world’s first Internet radio stations. Since then, he's gained numerous qualifications and several awards for his work in the industry. As a result he has had the pleasure of working in agencies in Manchester & London UK, and now Bavaria, Germany.

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